This year, Bishop Peter and I are focusing on care for the environment for our Lent Challenge to parishes. With almost daily news of the damage that humankind is inflicting on the natural world, it seems timely to remind ourselves that as Christians we are called to be good stewards of the world that God has entrusted to us. Our lives should reflect the Good News of Jesus to all of creation, as summed up in the 5th Mark of Mission ‘To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the earth.’ Although, there is much ‘green’ advice available, many churchgoers are not aware of how much our faith has to say about caring for creation. This Lent we hope to help people make those connections, and to be encouraged to take small steps towards a more sustainable lifestyle.
To help people get involved, we are creating a suite of resources which will be available on the diocesan website at: www.bathandwells.org.uk/Living-Well-Lent-2019. These will include the opportunity to sign up for regular emails for a small dose of inspiration direct to your inbox – a short reflection, prayer and ideas for practical action.
We look forward to joining with you to explore how we can live well in God’s world in Lent and beyond.