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Trinity Green!

posted 4 Jun 2018, 03:54 by Dean Fostekew
Trinity is the season where we return to the green vestments and altar frontals. There are a lot of 'green' Sundays ahead of us until we reach Advent. Well saying that, there will be a few red or white Sundays in the next few months depending on what particular festivals come along but on the whole the next months are predominately green. I used to think that this was the beginning of the boring season but I no longer do as I think the months of green serve, nowadays, as a good reminder to us to care for God's green creation.

If we humans continue to pollute the planet at the rate we are going there will not  be much green left for anyone to enjoy. Our seas are full of plastic and our land is becoming buried under un-recycleable debris. It has got to stop as we are no longer good stewards of God's creation. 

At the Church of the Good Shepherd, Murrayfield we are continually reviewing what we can do to reduce our impact on the world and how we can try not to waste the world's resources. We have begun to try and increase the things we recycle; such as collecting milk bottle tops for charity and composting as much of our garden waste as we can. All our hall users are required and encouraged to recycle their waste using the bins provided and we appreciate their help and support. Many of us have also been impressed by the recent campaign that encourages everyone who goes to the beach to pick up and recycle three items of plastic. It doesn't seem like a lot but if we could all do it every time we go to a beach it will make a difference. The seas will not be a plastic filled as they are now and our planet will remain green. we also need to do the same when we visit anywhere or go for a walk. Collect three bits of plastic and recycle it.

The Green Sundays are no longer the ordinary Sundays of the year they are now a call to action to keep our planet clean and green, our seas fresh and clear and ourselves healthy and aware of the needs of others around us. Every time you go to church and see the green hangings ask yourself 'What am I doing?' and 'What more can I do?' 

Let's all be eco-warriors for God's creation.