The Lord be with you!
Just a little feedback.
On Wednesday, I attended the inaugural Catchment Management Forum (CMF) Dialogue, where members of CMF’s from all over KZN met to discuss how to advance the work of civil society in protecting and managing our precious water resources. It was such a privilege to sit among giants in the water sector and be inspired by what is being done. Our mandate under the Water Act is to hold Government accountable for the management of the rivers and water infrastructure. I have two critical meetings with local and national government coming up to address the pollution of the Amanzimtoti River. On the 15th we host a meeting at the Church of the Good Shepherd to report back to and to include many of our local organizations in the continued efforts to save our river.
Again, I repeat that this is critical work of the Church. Earth keeping is what Genesis tells us we were created for. Being Christian, doesn’t simply mean talking about these things in Church, and saying prayers. It means doing something about it. We can’t pray “Thy kingdom come on earth as in heaven” unless we are prepared to act and to execute kingdom principles, on earth. The earth is the Lord’s and we are His stewards. Acting on behalf of God’s kingdom is our mandate. St James exhorts us to not only read the Word, but to do what it says. This is one way, a critical way that we can honour God, and care for His children and the earth that He gave us dominion over.
Be assured of my prayers for you all.
Fr. Andrew Manning.