Rev. Susan Guy: Called to Take Care of Earth

Feb 6, 2014 | State Press Clips, What's New

By Rev. Susan Guy

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I was on my way back to the hotel following a meeting when my cabdriver asked me what I was doing in D.C. I told him that I was in town for business, and he asked me what I do. “I work on the issue of climate change with people of faith,” was my reply.

It is difficult to assess how people will respond to those words, and especially so with someone I never have met before. But this cabdriver did not miss a beat.

“You don’t take care of something, you lose it,” he said. “You don’t take care of your job, you lose it. You don’t take care of your health, you lose it. You don’t take care of your family, you lose it. You don’t take care of the earth, you lose it.”

He went on to say, “People usually want to take the easy way. Not to take care of something, that is the easy way. But we must work.”

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