What does a green bag, a wheelie bin and mound of compost have to do with God?
What does my care of water have to do with my faith?
According to Margaret Feinberg and Wendell Berry (see here), quite a lot.
In “More Than a Trend: Why Creation Care is Good for the Christian Soul“ Feinberg reflects on how caring for creation requires a change of heart in how we see ourselves and the surrounding world (and, I’d add, better understanding God’s love for all of creation).
Feinberg celebrates the learning we’ve all been doing about caring for the world, and for the changes that we’re making in our daily lives.
Yet she probes deeper into what drives our care (or lack of care).
She draws on Berry to highlight the way that we’ve put ourselves first, and that creation has suffered for it. This isn’t to say that we have to worship trees. Rather, Berry – and Feinberg – argue that caring for ourselves and the world can and should go hand in hand. They should compliment each other.