Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Lent

Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Lent is the forty days before Easter Sunday (not counting the Sundays), which is traditionally a time for 'reflection, repentance and resolve to live differently.' (That's from Mark's Lenten Reflections 06)
Been thinking a lot recently about how we can look after the God's creation, which we depend on, and are part of. So I'm going to try and go without meat for Lent, largely because it takes so much land to produce meat. Not only do livestock take up the land they live on, they also take up the land needed to grow their food. I'm also going to go without alcohol, but I don't want to be obsessive about either.

1 comment:

james pilkington said...

a lot of livestock in australia is grown on marginal land - sheep and beef - that is unsuitable for wheat farming. it also allows some native vegetation to be kept on the landscape. foodlot agriculture, such as pigs and chicken is kinda worse though. eat kangaroo! ha it's not about eating meat it's about taking our right position in the ecosystem for best management. maybe.


ha will (vic) sent me your page. thought i would say hi cos i am a christian and we are kind alternative and care about crazy stuff like poor people and the envronment. i gave up gaydar for lent. lent is wierd.