Serving in God’s Sanctuary – the Earth

600 Servers take up the challenge of caring for creation

God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.

The Anglican Server’s in Action (ASIA) from the Diocese of Mzimbuvu came together for their annual Diocesan Conference in Matatiele on the weekend of the 9 to 11 August 2019. The conference saw over 600 young people in red from across all over the Diocese. After a day full of pray and worship Bino Makhalanyane from Green Anglicans  was afforded space to address the conference as Care for Creation remains one of the main priorities in the Diocese.

The message from the Green Anglicans was that young people should understand that they form part of God’s creation and as server in the church of God, they need to serve God by taking care of God’s creation as per mandate in Gen 28-29. But most importantly they need to take up this duty knowing that when God created humans He then said it was very Good , young people need to know that each one of them is good and beautiful in God’s eyes and should take it upon themselves to taking care of themselves and their neighbours as we always say during penitence at a Eucharist service  “And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbour as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” Therefore, as you buy and through away things keeping your space clean, remember that others stay near dumping sites and it is your trash that goes there and makes them sick, lets Reduce , Reuse and Recycle.

As servers it is not only our duty to serve in the Sanctuary but also to remember that “the Earth is the Lord’s” and all of creation is holy and we must look after it.

The Green Anglican office wishes to salute Ms. Azolo Ludidi (outgoing ASIA President) for having impactfully served as the ASIA President for six years, we wish her well in her journey going forward.

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