Today is the first Sunday of Advent and today is also the start of the COP17 Climate Change Conference, both are opportunities for growth in understanding, for rebirth and for change.

God loves the world and if we love God, we love what God loves, so the challenge for us today as we begin our Advent Season is how can I love the world the way that God does? What can I do to support life here on earth?

Teach us Lord to respect your earth

Teach us to respect her resources

Teach us to mindful of waste and

Teach us to hold ourselves accountable as we pray for our leaders to have wisdom in guiding us…