Farming and the Church

The journey in planning on our 2020 emphasis on farming and food security, I am often reminded of Paul Harvey’s creation motif opening with: “And on the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, "I need a caretaker”……It is the responsibility, some would say “the obligation” of all of us to act as stewards, caretakers, and spiritual beings living out the natural experience of life, to govern ourselves responsibly in the management and enjoyment of the land entrusted to us. To that end it is imperative that we all come together in our respective communities to take care of the creation. To guard our actions on the environment and to care for the land appropriately. In the words of John Boyd, Sr. if you take care of the land, the land will take care of you.

It is past time for us to dedicate our time and resources to things like reducing our carbon footprint, raising our own food to impact the food chain, taking advantage of alternate forms of energy such as that which comes from the sun.

Then, as the bible says, He “will heal the land” and our communities in the process.


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