If the word Creationism had not been grabbed by those who hold a literal understanding of Old Testament texts, it would fit a theology that sees us as creatures of God, but also stewards of creation, working to nurture and repair his work. That’s what I would call creationism. Creation in the here and now, not thousands (or even millions) of years ago, is our calling.
Oh well, no point bleating about names! Time for a New Year’s resolution: boringly, it’s back to public health, planting trees, picking litter, making our corner of the world a little grander: and praising the Creator of it all. Laudato si! (And look out for tomorrow’s post.)
The USPG people (United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel) are building a theology of creation worldwide. Here is another of their prayers.
Creating God, you have invited us to be co-creators with you and to care for your Creation. We repent of our neglect and ask that you help us to be responsible stewards of Creation and to work together for the preservation of the world.
Amen to that: Laudato Si!
More prayers from USPG at http://www.uspg.org.uk/pray
World Youth Day Pilgrims, Tatra mountains, MMB.