Easter Monday

There is something about the fragility of Spring flowers that is part of their beauty. Even trying to take a photograph you are worried you might step on one. Their arrival is a sign of new life after winter. Easter is of course the time we look for new life. But we need to protect it. If we find it deliberately damaged or obliterated by casual rubbish or fly-tipping, we are overcome by a sadness and the question as to why a fellow human being could not see that the beauty needed to be protected and shared. Why could they not feel such an act damaged their own harmony with God’s creation? In the recent synod on the Amazon, there was a decision taken to define acts or habits of pollution and destruction of the harmony of the environment as ecological sin against God, our neighbour, the community, the environment, and future generations.

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