#justiceOPportunity Thursday—September 10, 2020
Sr. Judy Lu McDonnell, OP
Ms. Lyn Kirkconnell
It’s #justiceOPpportunity Thursday and we invite you to join us as we continue our celebration of the ecumenical Season of Creation with the theme, “Jubilee for the Earth,” we invite you to consider a community activity of planting a tree. We are in mourning for our scorched earth and the loss of so many majestic trees due to wildfires. Let us reverence all trees with grateful hearts. Trees help combat climate change, clean the air we breathe and provide habitat for much of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity. Planting trees and nurturing them to grow can also celebrate your community’s shared commitment to creation. Consider having a tree-planting event during the Season of Creation that includes a prayer service. If possible, choose a native species. This will best support insects and other animals, contributing to the health of the entire ecosystem on your grounds. Don’t forget to make a plan to care for the tree after it is planted!
If you do choose to plant a tree in this regard, please do share photos with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to share in the beauty!