a Biblical thought...
I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. (Ezekiel 36:25-27)
a Book thought...
McDonough and his colleague Michael Braungart maintain that the concept of eco-efficiency is flawed because it is a problem centred approach involving lessening undesirable outcomes by
minimising pollution and waste. As they said, ‘being less bad is no good’. Eco-effectiveness, on the other hand, is a mission-directed approach that involves designing a world where these problems do not exist at all because they have been designed out. Eco-effectiveness would abolish, not minimise waste. (p322)
a Dave thought...
Numerous corps have now started their 6 week Salvos Out There campaign and I've heard some great stories already of how God is using this tool to help us better understand who we are today. If you want to get involved you can by visiting http://www.salvosoutthere.com/ and signing up for the free SMS and email. There is also a great initiative called Salvo Skillbase which is encouraging all of us Salvos to enlist our skills such as teaching, admin, plumbing etc. The idea behind this is so next time The Salvation Army is asked to help others such as a bushfire crisis, tsunami or even in rebuilding a classroom we have an up to date list of our soldiers across the territory and we can be mobilised into action as required.
“Believing we are a people created by God for His mission in the world, our desire is to re-discover the original principles of The Salvation Army and to live these in relevant and effective ways for today. We embrace now as the time to act and live these principles including, having a heart for the poor; an activist orientation; and being holistic in mission.” – Our Hope and Prayer, “Salvos Out There” Declaration .
Just a thought.
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