Our theme for this season is changing the world takes practice!
Inter-Religious Ash Wednesday Prayer Service collaboratively led by SIVIC and hosted by SVPFC
We kicked things off with an Inter-Religious Ash Wednesday Prayer Service last week and then this past Sunday we agreed to join one another with our increased efforts to change our habits in big and small ways, right now, right as we are Each week, those who are moved, are invited to select one of the practices and explore what happens with journaling and reflection.
For this first week, I am choosing the spiritual practice of using less plastic. I am already surprised by how challenging this is, but according to recent statistics, the earth needs us to do this. The US Environmental Protection Agency reports that only 9 percent of plastic is being recycled.
“That’s a people problem. They throw it on the street, or throw it in the ocean. Unfortunately it’s a habit that has to be stopped,” says Leon Farahnik, chairman of Carbonlite.
We Americans consume water from 50 billion of plastic bottles each year. Many of those end up in landfills. “It was a product developed for convenience, but now we are paying the price.”
So much of what we do prioritizes personal convenience over what is best for all of creation. This Lenten season, as we hold light in dark places, let us also look inward and spend just as much time on getting our own lives right with the Universe.
Changing the world takes practice, join us!