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Genesis 1:27-28: Dominion

Jan Brueghel: The Temptation in the Garden of Eden

Jan Brueghel: The Temptation in the Garden of Eden

Friday, March 4, 2022

God created humans in God’ image; male and female God created them. God blessed them saying, “Be fertile and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it”.

On this first Friday in Lent, we contemplate the abundant gifts and mysteries of our planet. We ask for wisdom to use Mother Earth’s resources prudently. Today as we reflect we might read about or watch part of a Frontline episode and determine how we can improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay or the world’s rain forests.

When Jesus stills a sudden storm, his followers ask in amazement, “What kind of a man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him?” Read this story in Matthew 8:23-27 or in Luke 8:22-25 and consider our complex relationship with the natural world and how we characterize our human dominion over earth’s resources.

Read or watch one the Frontline episodes Carbon Watch or Poisoned Waters at: http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/carbonwatch/moneytree/ or http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/poisonedwaters/view/

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