More Messages to the Future
I promise to buy organic food and run more and bike more! (I could use the exercise.)
Dear Jamie and Jason,
My inspiration was the two of you. It started with thinking about the world you were inheriting and what your future was going to be like. But then you taught me how important it is to listen to you – to listen to young people.
To anyone who has heard my music,
I promise to care about the planet.
To my dear son,
Last year most of the world’s reefs turned white at some point, but because it was underwater you and your friends didn’t see.
I promise to switch from “light” to “deep” green.
I promise I will only use renewable energy.
I promise I will take short showers, eat less meat, and buy local more often.
I tried to teach you of the importance of being satisfied with what you had within your hands.
I wonder if in 2050 we will be looking at a future where fear from the changes at hand has caused people to hate rather than love and provide hope. Perhaps in that world we will we no longer comprehend the biblical texts in a meaningful way. Will climate change be the end of the epoch of God?
We need to work to save our beautiful home.
Dear Emilia and Tommy,
We, in our time, still have the chance to change course. We have the knowledge and emergent means, even the profitable technologies, to do so.
I hope we can pass on a better place to live so that my grandchildren and their future children can enjoy the beauty of nature that our wonderful God has given us.