Yesterday was Earth Day! And Lenin’s birthday, too, but I’m sure that’s just a crazy coincidence.
So anyway, here’s part of the Gospel that was read at yesterday’s service held at the Southeast Michigan Regional Climate Disruption Safety Zone and Re-education Center. Or maybe it was at the local LCWR chapter – I forget which. We went at the invitation of Sister Patricia.
“Then Gaia will say to those at her right hand, ‘Come, O blessed of my bounteous bounty, inherit the kingdom prepared for you since like forever; for I was hungry, and you fed me non-GMO seeds; thirsty, and you used low-flow toilets to conserve water; I was naked, and you protested mountain-top strip mining and planted trees; I was sick and you purchased carbon credits; I was too hot, and you lowered your emissions.’ Then the righteous will answer, ”Gaia, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty? When did we see you naked, or sick, or too hot?’ And Gaia will answer them, ‘Whenever you did something for the polar bears, or bought an electric car, you did it for me.” (Gore 25: 34-40)
After the service, we regaled each other with ribald tales of recycling over flax seed bars and sun tea, and then checked everyone’s tires for proper inflation levels.
Although – and I’m quite ashamed to say this – on the way home, I stopped at the gas station and topped off the tank. I suppose I should go to confession now?
So how did you celebrate?