10th November 2022
At COP27 it is Science Day plus a special focus on future generations – what kind of world are we preparing for them?
If we are called us to beat swords into plough shares,
we are also called to turn military jobs into green ones.
If we seek to establish peace,
we must generously offer both love and practical gifts.
If we shift from passive to active travel, from cars to cycles,
we shall need cycle paths and secure shelters.
If we replace petrol engines with electric motors,
we must also turn petrol stations into recharging points.
If we swop meats for a vegan diet,
we must also turn beef farms into arable farms,
sheep fells into woodlands,
dairies into nut fromageries.
If we switch to green electricity,
our pension funds must invest in renewable energy.
If we green our pensions,
surely we will green our banks too.
Creator God, help us to see the changes we must make,
Give us the wisdom to support them,
the energy to achieve them
and the joy to celebrate them.