IN A MONK IN THE WORLD WE ARE LEARNING THE TEACHINGS AND PRINCIPLES OF CHRISTIAN MONASTICISM AND HOW WE CAN APPLY THEM TO OUR LIVES OUTSIDE THE MONASTERY WALLS.
Let [her] look on all the utensils and goods of the monastery as sacred vessels of the altar.**
The “Green” movement may seem like a recent development. But the care of creation is a Biblical and monastic value.
Creation was our first gift from God and the care of creation His first command.
We must not take it lightly.
No matter the differences in faith, there is only one planet.
We have common ground with equal responsible.
Whether plants, animals or possessions made from materials from the earth…
We are called to reverentially care for them all.
Repurposing, recycling, not being wasteful with food and natural resources are all ways we can exercise kin-ship with creation.
By doing so we honor God and what He has lovingly given us.
**Rule of Benedict 31:10
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