The board has had a lot of discussion, based on the work of the Faith Action Committee, to look at the potential for installing solar power at the church. We are committed to doing our part to help reduce our carbon footprint. We are making forward progress on that. As with all things it will take a little time. Anything we can do to help accomplish that will help make the world better. All of the choices that we make in life affect others, whether it’s our source of energy for power, our consumption of goods and services, or our own behavior during a pandemic. All of those choices combine with the choices of others to have a net positive or negative impact on the world around us, and on the lives of our neighbors. Our choices can have a positive or negative impact on the lives of others.
In Matthew 25:35-36 it says, “… for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.”
When the righteous answered the king and said when did we do these things? The response in verse 40 says “… Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.”
As we continue to struggle through these difficult times let’s focus on ensuring that our choices are helping “the least of these” and not hurting them.