Jesus of Nazareth famously advised us to love our neighbor as ourselves. The obvious question that follows is: Who is my neighbor? The people who literally live next door? Those in my family, or in my town? Those of only my own race, or all races? Just straight people, or gay and trans people too? Those who call themselves Christians, or people of any religion? Or could this renowned advice possibly apply to every human being in the world?!
Now the Green Christ is urging us modern-day humans ever onward. Imagine how revolutionary it would be if “neighbor” included even non-human beings! Not only our pets and domestic animal companions—but wild animals, the whole range of them from mice to bears, lizards to eagles, frogs to sharks and whales. Plants, from oak trees and redwoods to grasses and flowers. And whole forests, prairies, mountains and rivers. The valley or watershed where we live. The entire bio-region that supports and sustains us. Gaia’s green web in all its myriad forms, in all places on Earth. [Read more…] about What Would the Green Christ Do?