In these days of growing environmental consciousness, we hear a lot about “going green”. It’s a way of knowing what’s good for the planet and what’s good for us humans too, while putting that knowledge into practice. Recycling, composting, and conserving resources are the little things that have a big collective impact.
Here in our Benedictine monastery, we’ve also gone green. Liturgically green, that is! We’ve just launched into “Ordinary Time” after fifty days of the Easter season, and it’s a very fine place to be.
What makes “going green” so good? Well, as with the environment, it’s the little things of everyday life that we do: our little duties, acts of love and efforts to live prayerfully. All the while, we trust that it will have a big spiritual impact when done in faith, when done for and in Christ!