Have been thinking a bit about creation lately. The Genesis stories talk about an unwinding process in which God creates the universe, fills the earth and places humankind together with a responsibility to care for our world. It seems to me that we're really struggling with this task.
Firstly, we have difficulties living with each other. Positive stories about human community seem to be far less common than stories about tensions, fractured relationships, prejudice and violence. Though there is some effort going towards helping endangered species, extinction is a increasing reality for too many living creatures at the hands of humankind. Our planet is polluted, rainforests have been decimated and the consequences are only just beginning to become clear.
I think it's time to take a sabbath and consider how we might be able to get things going in the right direction again.