From our Simpler Living Ministry
This past year, Simpler Living has shared some of the Creation Justice Ministries52 Ways to Care for Creation, one for each week of the year. Week 51 (we’re almost there!) is Plan a Green Meal. The idea is to cook a one-pot meal using produce from your local farmers market (or a farm produce box if you have a subscription to one). Most likely this would be meatless, reducing methane pollution. It would also be locally produced, reducing trucking emissions. One hidden blessing, especially if you use a slow cooker, is that more time would be available to spend with family and friends. Instead of focusing on elegance, choose simplicity. Let the gift of your time and presence be your present.
Gracious God, thank you for sustaining us with the fruits of the earth and the blessings of community. May we make room, once again, for your gift of great love who comes bursting into our lives this holiday season, your son, our savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Written by Carolyn Lief