time to act

Monday February 23rd, Genesis 9: 12-13 The rainbow that I have put in the sky will be my sign to you and to every living creature on earth. It will remind you that I will keep this promise forever. We can explain the science behind a rainbow but not the beauty or how it makes us feel when we see one. Some call it God’s signature, a sign to us, the earth, our fellow citizens and every living creature on this planet that God is in charge and love will rule the day. Just maybe there is an explicit warning there also. Should we choose to not connect with God’s vision for the world perhaps it will not bode well for us.  Our mistreatment of others and of creation in exchange for money and power is just an expanded version of pissing in the corners of our kitchen and living room and not taking out the garbage, it may mark our territory but in time our own lives begin to stink.  For the last 40 years we have lived by the motto that a rising tide lifts all boats, and then sold the illusion that the way to make the tide rise was to build bigger yachts for a few.   Now we find the water is down, the yachts are listing, the people are starving and there are some in power who are still telling us the problem is that the yachts are not big enough.  God calls us to make boats for everyone.   God also calls us to care and nurture and keep the water in which they float clean while we are at it.  That rainbow signifies a two way contract.  God is doing God’s part, now it is up to us to do our part.  This planet and the people in it are not here simply for our use and taking.  We are called as co-creators to nurture and care for one another and the creation from which we came.  That is the meaning of the rainbow.  Now it is time to act and hold up our end of the deal.  


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