Thank you for committing to this 30 Day Christian Green Living Challenge with us! Each day as we step through our journey, I’ll share the challenge for the day then, depending on your green goals, I will share resources where you can learn more, dig deeper into the topic, or challenge yourself even more. We will do the challenge once *live* together, but you can participate anytime by joining in on the comments below and by using the hashtag #ChristianGreenLiving. So, when you’re ready, let’s Go Christian Green!
“The heavens declare the glory of God; the firmament proclaims the works of his hands.” — Psalms 19:2
“The Issue of Water.” This is what Pope Francis has titled one of the first sections in his encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’. In fact, it’s so important that water has a full section of its own in Chapter 1.
Have you ever stopped to think about water? I have to admit before I started reading Laudato Si’, I didn’t give it much thought. So many of us are blessed with endless, clean, flowing water, but unfortunately, that’s not the case for everyone, especially in undeveloped and under-developed countries.
Today, let’s do just that. Let’s pause for a minute to consider, pray and act on this issue of water. We may not be able to solve the world’s water problem during this challenge, but we can try to do our part. Small changes together can have a huge impact!
Today’s Day 2 Challenge:
Consider what your life would be like without clean, unpolluted water. How would your life be different? What difficulties would you face?
Pray today for those less fortunate who struggle for clean water and for their situation to be improved by all who have the ability to help, including us.
BYORB: If you don’t already use a reusable water bottle, commit to it today. When you find yourself in need of water and you don’t have your reusable bottle, challenge yourself to go without until you can BYORB. (Not to the point of physical harm of course, but maybe just enough to remind you of how blessed we are to have one?)
If this seems too hard, start with one week or even just one day fully committed to using only your own reusable bottle.
Comment below and use the hashtag #ChristianGreenLiving to share your thoughts on the issue of water and/or how using a reusable bottle has challenged you.
- Understanding Pope Francis’ Encyclical on the Environment: (Part 3) The Issue of Water —by DarleneGoesGreen
Read more about Pope Francis’ concerns on the issue of water and my suggestions on how we can make a difference.
- Product Review: The Best Eco-friendly and Reusable Bottles —by DarleneGoesGreen
There are a lot of awesome reusable bottles available and in this post I share my favorite “go to” bottle brand.
- 6 Steps to Cut Down Plastic—from Eco-Logical
Plastic water bottles are not the best solution, in fact, they are the opposite of a solution. This post from Eco-Logical can help you get started with reducing plastic consumption, water bottles and more.
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