Be Prepared

I have a toothache and eye cataracts. I am still alive only because there is a free health service. Without electricity, which is mostly sourced from oil, this would collapse. The oil is fast running out. Thousands of world leaders convene at Copenhagen. The poor nations are heartbroken - for the rich nations want won't discuss legally binding agreements. I go to church in its season of Advent. Advent is a call to wake up, realise things are urgent, and prepare for a world that is fit for God's creatures and God's children to live in. I buy Professor Lovelock's book - a Wake Up Call to save the planet laced with this old man's geo-physical possibility thinking. I buy Al Gore's latest book on saving the planet, which gives scientific data, clear-cut issues, and practical action plans. Al Gore recognises the need for a universal, accessible spirituality. We can only save the planet if top-down regulations are matched by grass-roots awareness and care. People who have made a god of 'freedom' (that is, my freedom to have power and riches) oppose plans to save the planet as a Communist plot. But the grass-roots spirituality IS about the free choice of millions. No one has an excuse for evading this challenge.

Posted at 01:07am on 15th December 2009
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