Spiritual Message by Dr. Devin Zuber, September 15, 2019
Scripture readings: Genesis 1:26-28; Exodus 20:1-12
In California, the warm dry weeks of September mean another (hotter) fire season is soon upon us. The evidence of climate change is no longer some distant future in front of us, but palpably in the quickening signs of weather systems, weird and out-of-wack, unfolding all around us. What does the Swedenborgian tradition have to say about our relationship to this planet, and how we are (mis)treating the earth? How can we find hope, amidst so much bad environmental news? We’ve been quite good at reading the Creation story in Genesis as an allegory for our individual spiritual growth and regeneration; this sermon explores another direction, of our spiritual responsibility to be better collective stewards of God’s beautiful creation.