The Rev. Linda Watkins, rector of St. Mary's, Waynesboro, speaks about her participation in the Green Faith Fellowship program in this, the first of four episodes on environmental theology.
- Reflect on the prayer “for Joy in God’s Creation” (BCP page 814). Share with each other any experiences you have had of God’s presence in the natural world.
- Have you had a direct experience of pollution or environmental degradation? Is there a “natural” place that you used to enjoy that is no longer there? Share these experiences with each other.
- Have someone read Genesis 1:1-23 aloud. What word or phrase “jumps” out at you? Share that with the group with no discussion. Have someone else read it aloud a second time. Where does this passage touch your life today? Share this with the group with no discussion. Have a third person read the passage aloud. Share your responses to this question:"From what I've heard and shared, what do I believe God wants me to do or be? Is God inviting me to change in any way?" End with a time of prayer for each other.
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