A passion for creation care
Hethel Churchwarden, Peter Nicholls, explains his journey of faith in this area.
“In my teens, the ethical teaching of the Bible always made sense to me. For example, Jesus said, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself’ (Mark 12.31) because there’s no better way to make life good for everyone. Godly wisdom is not at odds with worldly wisdom or scholarship.
“In adulthood, The Limits to Growth report (1972) and Small is Beautiful (1973) chimed with Genesis 1 and 2 on creation care. In practice, raising four children on one salary made frugality easy – hand-me-downs and a low-meat diet made financial as well as resource sense! Thus, the die was cast.
“So, my reasons for being passionate about creation care are: love for our worldwide neighbours; love for the generations to come; love for myself; love for creation itself; and, supremely, love for the God whose heart grieves when we mess up each other and this beautiful world.
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