What is the purpose of Lent? Is it when Catholics have to give up candy and dessert and eat fish on Fridays? Is it when the Church wants more of our money or we are expected to donate more to charity?It can be, but it also should be more. Could Lent be the time for us to “Go Green”? "Christian green" is my term for living an eco-friendly, healthy and sustainable living through a Christian worldview in solidarity with all of God’s children around the world. Many people consider themselves ... Read More about 10 Green Ways to Live a Faithful Lent with Prayer, Fasting & Almsgiving
Last Series Post: The Light Offered By Faith Text: Laudato Si’ Online Order in Paperback: Laudato Si’ Series Page: Outline In the first chapter of Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, he shared an overview of his perspective on how he views the current environmental health of the world. Moving into chapter two, he changes his focus to speak directly to “believers,” those of us who consider ourselves Christians. In my last post on “The Light Offered by Faith,” the ... Read More about Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si’: (Part 2.2)The Wisdom of the Biblical Accounts
How many disposable highlighters do you own? One? Two? Five? I was shocked when I stopped to count. I have ten (yes, 10!) highlighters within arm’s reach at my desk! Highlighters, markers, and pens are everywhere. Every office. Every home. Every student’s backpack. And for many of us, these bright, colorful markers are not only a good thing to have, but also necessary when working through a lot of text. BUT, what do we do with them when they have lost their color? I did a search and it looks ... Read More about Product Review: ECO Highlighters by Stubby Pencil
Since you’re reading this, I am going to guess that you want to know if going “green” is worth it or if it even matters, right? Well, honestly, it depends on what’s important to you. If your goals are to live healthier, green living can make you healthier. If you want to help save habitats or wildlife, being eco-friendly can help creatures across the world. If you want to become a more faithful Christian person, committing to a Christian Green lifestyle can do all of these things, ... Read More about Do Christians Have to Be Green & Eco-friendly?
Change can be hard and it’s very true when it comes to changing your lifestyle. If you grew up in the “disposable age” like I did, even the most basic eco-friendly practices can sometimes be a challenge. “There is a nobility in the duty to care for creation through little daily actions, and it is wonderful how education can bring about real changes in lifestyle.” --Pope Francis, Laudato Si’ Since I’ve started “going green,” my view of how I see things have slowly ... Read More about 5 Simple Ways to Go Green and Eco-Friendly