I watched Chasing Corral a few weeks ago and was alarmed at the harm and potential harm we, as God’s creatures, do to the planet and even universe by treating it as our possession rather than seeing ourselves as stewards of an amazing gift. Nature has always been seen by me as when I feel close to God through the beauty and wonders of nature. I have tried to respect nature but it has always been a passive respect rather than a more active stewardship that I feel I should be accountable for. The scripture passages make it clear to me that we are more than people who benefit from the earth and its gifts but we are intertwined with and part of nature. That we must protect, preserve and provide benefit to our environment as part of our worship.
Howard Mann, Westminster Presbyterian, Nashville TN