My UCC Church believes that God is still speaking and that the spirit of God resides in us all. I take comfort in that because I believe that means we can and will find a way to work in “community” again to solve the problem. I’ve been reading about CCS, a technology now being perfected to prevent large quantities of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere from the overuse of fossil fuel. This process collects it and then transports it to a storage site and is already being piloted in Argentina. And it’s being supported in part through a newly created UK government-backed Green Investment Bank — a new bank created to accelerate private sector investment in the UK’s transition to a green economy. It’s a sign of hope.
The key is whether or not people will decide to work with one another for the good of all. Our politicians will do this when they believe it’s what the people want. Do you want a solution that displays genuine caring for the earth? We’ve been through a strenuous election process that has totally divided us. God reminds us of “community.” Will we listen and take action in time? We’ve now elected our president. Try and imagine what a community, not divided, could do to preserve a future for our nation; and a home for us and those who come after.
Listen. God is speaking.