by Sharon Abercrombie | Feb. 14, 2014
Forget about the roses and chocolates this weekend. Instead, “make God your Valentine” urges the Rev. Sally Bingham, an Episcopal priest and president/founder of Interfaith Power and Light, based in San Francisco.
In a Feb. 2 homily, Bingham asks people to move beyond their personal selves for the three days, and flip the meaning of a commercially driven holiday filled with lacy greeting cards, posies and sweets by “doing something to restore our fragile island home.”
A few of her recommendations: “Go for a walk in the woods and see the wonder that is outside of the stores. Plant a tree, pick up trash on the beach, make a commitment to no longer use plastic bottles, screw in a few [compact fluorescent] light bulbs.”
Her urgings come from part of a sermon she presented a couple of weekends ago to set the tone for Interfaith Power and Light’s annual National Preach-in on Climate Change, which began Friday and continues through the weekend.