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In Psalm 8: 6-8 God states our responsibilities:

You (God) put us in charge of everything you made,

giving us authority over all things—

The sheep and the cattle

and all the wild animals,

The birds in the sky, the fish in the sea,

and everything that swims the ocean currents.

So how should we treat God’s creation? We must use our resources wisely. We are stewards of all God created and He will hold us accountable.

Bridget Eleanor Foster

I recall the first Earth Day as a teenager and the statement, “If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.” The realization that each individual can make contributions for a better world, especially environmentally, inspires me. As a long-time Episcopalian, I take our role as “stewards of God’s bounty” seriously. A prayer from the Book of Common prayer asks God to “give us wisdom and reverence so to use the resources of nature, that no one may suffer from our abuse of them, and that generations yet to come may continue to praise you for your bounty.” I support “forward thinking” to make environmentally sound judgements for living in a small town, and beyond, and my involvement with BEGT puts lofty goals into action.

Donna Main

Pop Francis encyclical is titled Laudato Si, "Praise be to you," part of a quotation from Saint Francis Assisi's Canticle for the Creatures, speaks to the hearts of many Christians who dread the loss of habitats and species all around the world. Pope Francis speaks of our mother Earth as the poorest of the poor, and calls out those who desecrate the natural world in the name of avaricious profit. He calls on us to address "integral ecology; engaging and supporting communities, cultures, and the environment; understanding the interconnection between our faith, our love for each other and our love for God's creation; and he gives us words of hope.

Georgianna McElroy