Beth teaches, speaks and writes about the deep and rich interrelationship between the earth, humans and the divine. Both Scriptures and science teach us that there is an irrevocable interconnectedness and interdependence between all creatures — be they plant or animal, human or non-human. There are glimpses of God in all aspects of creation and much to be learned about the Creator from the creation.
We are called to reclaim our ancestors’ innate understanding of the sacredness of the earth. We are called to delight in, and learn about, the local ecological communities of which we are a part, and to get to know the creatures that make their homes there.
Reclaiming the sacredness of place also requires an ethical response. We need to honestly acknowledge the impacts of our human behaviors on all our neighbors — human and non-human — particularly on the most vulnerable. Then, make a commitment to bring our lives and lifestyles more in line with God’s purposes for all of creation.