Be Part Of The Bigger Picture

What is the use of a house, if you don’t have a decent planet to put it on? (Henry David Thoreau)

As a Christian, I believe that every life serves a purpose.  There is always a bigger picture to consider.  Each of us is here for a reason.  We belong to something—to someone—much bigger than us.  We belong to God and his purpose is the bigger picture for our lives.

Ecology has to do with how well we are taking care of the space we occupy in this world—our stewardship within the big picture of life on this planet.

Sharing is an important principle for good ecology.  Those who do a poor job of sharing, typically, give little thought to how their use—or their abuse—of resources impacts others.  Few of us want to live in a house where everyone does a poor job of sharing.

Ultimately, the household where no one shares is on the path of dissolution.  The willingness to care—and to share—is the glue that holds the household together.  It is what makes a house a home and a decent place to life.

As a homeowner, think about how you might better conserve precious resources.

Also, the next time you travel, think about what a waste of resources is involved in leaving your home to sit empty while you are away from home.  Why not share your home with someone who wants to take a vacation—to get away for some rest and relaxation?  Do a home exchange with them.

Be a good steward of the gifts you have been given to manage.  Be a part of the bigger picture—one who makes a positive contribution to the bigger picture.

Photo: Car Ecology by Ioannis Kontomitros is licensed under CC by 2.0.