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Ecology level

Preserve creation   Fall out of the ever increasing fall out   Naked at the end Walk free   Without frame in the new space   Adult Reverberate[t] give   Sowing the future [T]one seed is enough

Peter Michael Lupp

Pilger steht mit ausgebreiteten Armen auf Wiese und schaut grüne Landschaft

Due to unreflective growth thinking, the power of markets and our consumer behavior, mankind’s natural sense for the “Blue Planet Earth” - creation - is creeping out of kilter. Mankind currently consumes around 50 percent more resources each year than the earth can regenerate and thus provide sustainably within this period. As a result, the earth, but also humanity itself, is increasingly losing its ecological and ethical balance, which is essential for survival.

Against this background, the “Notruf” - preserve creation - reminds us of mankind’s responsibility for its unique habitat full of diversity: planet Earth. Although it is taken from the Christian world, it also stands for the interdenominational mission of peoples and cultures to stop the overexploitation of our natural resources in order to preserve our common habitat in a sustainable way for future generations.

This is also about the human measure of frugality: the realization that doing without in our consumer behavior can actually lead to a more satisfying life in many cases. This requires a constant, public discourse. Preserving creation leads to an ecologically and ethically sustainable relationship between humans and nature and succeeds through sustainable lifestyles also in their spiritual dimension. How can we cultivate a way of life of “Less” with joy, meaning and spirit, build a society that consumes less, recognizes and avoids spirals of risk? Every person has room for maneuver to do this - that is our privilege

How can we cultivate a way of life of “Less” with joy, meaning and spirit, build a society that consumes less, recognizes and avoids spirals of risk? Every person has room for maneuver to do this - that is our privilege!

Question: Do I see the beauty of nature and the wonders of this creation and what value do I give it today and in the future?

Impulse: It is my concern to sustainably secure the basis of life on this unique planet Earth. My responsibility is reflected in the daily handling of the gifts of nature, which should also be available to future generations. In this attitude I choose the path of the good life in the all-connectedness of creation earth.

What idea of my own do I have for today’s path?