Creation has always been renewing – and restoring – itself, as long as humanity leaves it well alone. However, due to humans’ determination to exercise control and authority over creation, we are rapidly undoing what God spoke into being, disrupting a divinely designed balance. To begin participating in creation’s restorative processes calls for a change in our attitude or a modification of perspectives with regards to the role of human beings in creation.
Leah Kostamo’s reflection on Colossians 1: 15–20 left me considering the difference between redemption and restoration.
This is the second in a series of reflections, contemplating the themes explored by contributors to CPJ’s “Living Ecological Justice: A Biblical Response to the Environmental Crisis.”