Consider the tons of plastic we use and be aware it often ends up in our oceans. It is estimated that at the rate we are going there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean. It can feel like a problem too big to address but:
What if we just stopped buying plastic for the 40 days of Lent?
- What would it look like?
- We’d shop from places that didn’t package food in plastic.
- We’d take our own containers to shops to be refilled
- We’d eat at home more often, and not wrap leftovers or lunches in plastic
- We wouldn’t buy plastic
- We would refuse to take free plastic stuff
- We would frequent places that are not contributing to plastic pollution
This is just a start; please add to this list and share.
I know I for one will be surprised to see how much plastic I use without thinking.
Giving up plastic for Lent could make us more conscious of our connection to our surroundings. It could make us more conscious of our decisions. It could make us better stewards of God’s creation.
Lent is a time for reflection and for trying to get closer to God to understand what he wants for us and from us.
What if giving up plastic for Lent helped?