Lenten Tips for Living with Respect in Creation
- Margaret Machum
On behalf of the St Matthew’s Earth Spirit Action Group, I have been providing weekly tips for lifestyle change during Lent. I hope that you are finding that these practices are proving positive in this Lenten Season.
In week 1, I invited you to join me in GIVING ATTENTION to our lives with practices that Give Space and Time, Give Thanks, and Give Awareness to help us on our journey to discover ways of Living with Respect in Creation.
Every day we work and play and our actions create our lifestyle. We do these things out of necessity to support our families and ourselves, out of habit, to fill the time, or to make us happy. We do many things out of love, love for our families, our friends, our neighbours, and ourselves. Certainly, this year, we have done so much to protect all of us. But we also do things as individuals out of greed.
“Tis A Gift. Lenten Tip Week Four: Give Thoughtfulness
Look at your lists of the 10 most important things and the 10 most negative things in your life. Think about why these things are in your life. Now place these items in two columns, one labelled Love and the other Greed. Notice what impact these items have on the earth and its wellbeing. Give thoughtfulness.