The fourth Sunday in the Season of Creation is Cosmos Sunday. The Cosmos refers to the entire universe,
every dimension of time and space, spiritual and material. The cosmos is both the glittering galaxies that humans have begun to explore as well as distant domains far beyond our imagination. In addition, there are unknown domains deep within each minute molecule we have yet to comprehend. All creation is one sacred cosmos, a spiritual universe filled with God’s presence.
Perhaps we are ready to consider how the Season of Creation has changed us. How Can We Take it Further?
Calculate your carbon footprint! Give everyone a card with the address of the carbon footprint calculator: http://www.carbonneutral.com.au/carbon-calculator.html. Ask them to spend the week completing the calculations and reflecting on the effect of their carbon footprint on the earth.
Superswitch ranks superannuation funds by how much of their investment is free from fossil fuels. See how your super is invested and maybe switch to a better fund. You can also ask your current fund to invest more ethically. http://superswitch.org.au/
Market Forces lists the banks. See if your bank invests in fossil fuels. Consider switching to a bank that doesn’t.
Choice Magazine has an ethical investing guide which explains some terms and concepts.
41 Then the Jews began to complain about him because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” 42 They were saying, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?” 43 Jesus answered them, “Do not complain among yourselves. 44 No one can come to me unless drawn by the Father who sent me; and I will raise that person up on the last day. 45 It is written in the prophets, ‘And they shall all be taught by God.’ Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me. 46 Not that anyone has seen the Father except the one who is from God; he has seen the Father. 47 Very truly, I tell you, whoever believes has eternal life. 48 I am the bread of life. 49 Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. 50 This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. 51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”