Sensationalist headlines screamed from our national newspapers this week; “Climate crisis ‘may force UK towns to be abandoned’” was the Guardian’s version. It went on to say that, according to the Environment Agency, the impact of a forecast global temperature rise of 4C could lead to whole communities having to move away from coasts and rivers, leading to towns and villages being abandoned.
As a Christian, which to me means a follower of Christ, my knee-jerk reaction was to ask myself what would Jesus think about it all? How would he react? What would he say or do?
On the subject of climate change, he is silent. Perhaps not surprising when you consider how different a place the world was 2000 years ago. Yet in his famous Sermon on the Mount, he made this simple, yet profound, statement: “In everything, do to others what you would have them do to you.” Matthew 7:12 NIVUK
The implications behind those words stretch far beyond our management or mis-management of the environment.
All the very best,
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