- Regina Mundi
Lenten Eco Corner | Green Team
Lent is a good time to introduce more meat free meals.
It takes more land and water and 10 times the energy to produce animal than vegetable protein, so this Lent why not cut down on the amount of meat you eat? According to UN specialists, one meat-free day per week would help tackle climate change more than reducing car journeys. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization says that livestock production is one of the major causes of the world’s most pressing environmental problems, including global warming and land degradation.
DO YOU WANT TO FAST THIS LENT?
Fast from hurting words and say kind words.
Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude.
Fast from anger and be filled with patience.
Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope
Fast from worries and have trust in God. Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity. Fast from pressures and be prayerful. Fast from bitterness, fill your heart with joy. Fast from selfishness and be compassionate. Fast from grudges and be reconciled; Fast from words; be silent and listen.
-Pope Francis Will you say this powerful prayer during Lent? Imagine if we all do… We live in your world, O God, and for this, we praise and thank you. Among your treasures we creatures have fashioned many things to make our lives easier, healthier, and freer. But we have also created more things than we need, more than we can ever use. When these things distract us from our purpose in this life, we are misusing the world you have created. When these things prevent others from having their basic needs met, your creation is corrupted. Help us to keep our eyes open to this temptation of consumerism. Help us to be followers of Jesus who are focused on the important and simple things in life, Christians who care for others and are willing to share our riches with those who have unmet needs. Give us the courage to go against our culture when it confuses want and needs. Remind us that when the journey of life in this world is complete, we take with us only what we have built inside ourselves: treasure of the heart, love and generosity, friendship and concern, caring and sharing. We pray these things in Jesus’ name. Amen.