Tammy Alexander reflects on Good Friday and Earth Day for PeaceSigns:
This year, Earth Day and Good Friday share the same day. Sadly, the parallelism seems appropriate. On the day we mark the crucifixion of Jesus, we also reflect on the damage being done in myriad ways to God’s creation. This Lenten season, we have had much to lament.
Jesus suffered and died in part because those with power and wealth wanted to keep their power and wealth. Powerful energy company lobbyists today do their best to ensure that the status quo is maintained.