Thursday 3 January 2008

"God doesn't do waste"

Rowan Williams the current Archbishop of Canterbury has released his New Year message on Youtube. The text of the message can be found on his website.

I have a lot of time for Rowan Williams and mostly agree with what he says. In particular I want to quote the last paragraph or two
"Perhaps a good resolution for the New Year would be to keep asking what world we want to pass on to the next generation – indeed, to ask whether we have a real and vivid sense of that next generation.

A lot of the time, we just don’t let ourselves think about the future with realism. A culture of vast material waste and emotional short-termism is a culture that is a lot more fragile than it knows. How much investment are we going to put in towards a safer and more balanced future?

A big question. But too big to avoid.

And if we feel a bit paralysed by just how big it is – well, we can at least start by a visit this week to the nearest recycling bins.

God bless you all in this New Year; may you have patience for the long view – confident that God takes the long view of you and isn’t going to give up."

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