It is not my problem!
There was once a King of Judah, who was called Hezekiah. He was a good king, for the most part.
But his vision was limited. In 2 Kings 20.19 he responded to news that his kingdom would be lost after he died. Hezekiah was relieved and said the equivalent of:
“Good. It will not happen in my lifetime”
It just wasn’t enough.
When people of my (older) generation take a similar approach to the rapid decay of the world environment, it is even more serious.
- Are you ever tempted to dismiss talk of temperature rises by 2050 as “none of my concern”?
- Does the increasing impact of microplastics on the world’s oceans seem of no consequence to you?
- Has your management of your property – concerning reducing energy use – begun and ended with the financial cost?
Join the club! Hezekiah, You and I – we all take much more care of what affects our lives than those who follow us. Time for some Advent repentance and realignment of our priorities.