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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for August 27, 2017

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SUNDAY, August 27      12 Pentecost

Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds.

Climate change is a major bummer, and I wouldn’t blame you if you stopped reading this meditation right here. Care for creation is forcing humanity to re-evaluate our position on this planet and in the universe. If we look hard, we can see the possibility of maturation and a deepening of the bonds of the human family as a likely response to climate change. We do not have to be—and ought not to be—conformed to the narrative of a world doomed to manmade destruction, but we may be powerfully transformed by the renewing of our minds.

We are all one body in Christ Jesus. Many ecotheologians consider humans, rocks, ecosystems, and all living things as part of the Cosmic Christ. In that transformed vision, we are called to care for the planet as part of the Christ made manifest in flesh and bone, dust and breath. If that sounds quixotic or cheesy, maybe we can simply pray for Christ to renew our minds.

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PRAY for Ruvuma (Tanzania)

Ps 124 and Exodus 1:8—2:10 –OR– Ps 138 and Isaiah 51:1-6 Romans 12:1-8 | Matthew 16:13-20



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