Found this gem in a Kindle sample of a book I had not noticed enough to look into what it may offer:
It would take more than five earths for everyone on the planet to consume as much as the average person in the USA.1 But is the average privileged consumer even finding an abundance of joy, love, peace, and faithfulness in their lives? The possibility remains open in the unwritten news of the future that what we have to lose are our overfull work weeks, our isolated and compartmentalized daily lives, our unhealthy food systems, our rented storage containers, our long commutes, the constant barrage of assessment, our futile striving for happiness in prideful success or selfish accumulation. The good news is that it is only by losing these lives that we may save our lives. Jesus Christ guides us on a path of love that calls beyond our gated safe-houses into the space of risky but joyful community. We are not called to cast off our own chains and find a separate peace, but to work for the biblical vision of peace and justice. This is not a feeling that one could ever experience alone. It only emerges from a right relationship between our neighbors, God, and the land. We will save our lives and find lives of joy by giving them to others, by seeking to cultivate habitats where everyone and everything thrives.
Dickinson, T. Wilson (2020-02-12T22:58:59). The Green Good News: Christ’s Path to Sustainable and Joyful Life . Cascade Books, an Imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers. Kindle Edition.
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