Friday, February 21, 2020
Climate justice - Creating our own kingdom of arrogance or being willing to co-create God's kingdom on earth as it is in heaven?
Annihilation is only the very thin tail of warming’s very long bell curve, and there is nothing stopping us from steering clear of it. But what lies between us and extinction is horrifying enough, and we have not yet begun to contemplate what it means to live under those conditions—what it will do to our politics and our culture and our emotional equilibria, our sense of history and our relationship to it, our sense of nature and our relationship to it, that we are living in a world degraded by our own hands, with the horizon of human possibility dramatically dimmed. We may yet see a climate deus ex machina—or, rather, we may yet build one, in the form of carbon capture technology or geoengineering, or in the form of a revolution in the way we generate power, electric or political. But that solution, if it comes at all, will emerge against a bleak horizon, darkened by our emissions as if by glaucoma.
Wallace-Wells, David. The Uninhabitable Earth (p. 34). Crown/Archetype. Kindle Edition.
The fundamental sin of human beings is pride, arrogance, the thought that we don't need God and know better than God and can live our lives happily without God.
We have separated ourselves from the Oneness of God and established our own kingdom based on our ego desires and activities and where has it gotten us? In a fine pickle having destroyed our eco-system that supports our lives here.
Recognizing what we have done to our planetary home, we know have understand its implications for our biology, our psychology, our sociology, and spirituality. What is the mythic story we will create to explain ourselves to ourselves that will work for human kind?
Such a story could revolve around a plot line about God being pissed and out to punish and take revenge on God's thankless, arrogant creatures. While this story may have a kernal of truth to it, it misses the point that God is not out to punish us, but to call us to be co-creators with God of a harmonious collaboration that creates heaven on earth rather than hell. Are we willing to give up our pride and arrogance? Will we continue to be willful or will we become willing to accept God's kingdom rather than creating our own?