“Holy Hike” for World Environment Day

 

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HOLY HIKE FOR WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

Green Anglicans held a Hike on Helderberg Mountains to celebrate World Environment Day.

The day started with singing of “Be green in the corner where you are!” to remind us that God calls us to care for creation wherever we are.  One million species are now at risk out of five million because of human behaviour. We depend on the web of life and it is unravelling. So we are all called by God both to care for the web of life and to add to biodiversity in what ever way we can.

The hike was beautiful as the sun rose after a wet night and we saw the beauty of dewdrops on the proteas. We were reminded that the Cape Floral Kingdom has as many varieties of plants as the whole of the United Kingdom and many of them only grow here.

When we reached the top of the hike, by a waterfall, we had a few moments of reflection on Psalm 1. 3 “ blessed is the person who  is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither.

We looked at the trees and the way their roots crept through rocks in order to reach the living water. No matter what tough times you are going through, if you have your roots in God, then God will strengthen you.

We appreciate the support of CTEET and the Table Mountain Fund for this programme

 

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