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Day 4: Stewards of the earth

READ:

Genesis 2:19
"So out of the ground the Lord God formed every animal of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to the human to see what he would call them; and whatever the human called every living creature, that was its name."

PRAY:

As you walk around campus today be aware of the nature around you and how it is affected by our species. As humans we were chosen by God to be the stewards of the Earth and to protect all of his creations. On this day pray for those who in the name of the lord care for Mother Nature.

Or, read through and do this guided meditation on" Creation as family."

REFLECT:

"According to Genesis 1, exercising responsibility as part of God’s creation is the main reason humans were created. Therefore, being stewards of creation is foundational to what it means to be human. Caring for creation is not an add-on, not a sideline, not related just to part of our calling. It represents our proper human relationship to Earth. This portrayal puts human beings squarely in a caretaker position in regard to environmental stewardship." (Read more of this reflection)

Reflect and pray on how your actions as an active Steward of Earth can shape the nature and the people around you.

Contributed by Adan Rivera (Into the Wild)

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