I hadn’t wanted to write a post like this because usually when I read posts like this they’re always kind of snarky and I wanted to avoid the snark.
But I’ve been popping over to Facebook every now and again this evening and I’m struck by how today is Earth Day and Good Friday and an Intermediate Day of Passover. Yet most of the posts on Facebook were about Earth Day.
You know what I mean: “We’re celebrating Earth Day! Send us your tips for how to live Green!”
I maintain that if you live Holy, you also live Green. After all, “The Earth is the Lord’s and the Fullness thereof.” Because we love the Lord, we love and honour the creation God has placed around us. So I have no problem with Earth Day as a thing to do and talk about. But I am a little sad at all the ways people seem to think that worshipping the Creator is somehow LESS than worshipping the creation.
Why, exactly, is it odd to say that this earth was made by that God so we choose to worship the God? To honour the God?
I fully understand and respect that worshipping God is not a choice everyone has made. Your choices are your choices and I would not dishonour God’s gift of free will to take it from another. But, man! Worshipping God is NOT backward. Especially when compared against worshipping the creation.