Saturday, May 21, 2011

Did Jesus hug trees?

Jesus was not an environmentalist in the way we would use the word today. Nor, was he a tree-hugger. Jesus did show respect for the environment. He lived a low impact lifestyle and in times of contemplation left the comforts of home to go into the wilderness. He did this at beginning of his ministry and then again in the garden before his arrest. We can conclude that he enjoyed the benefits of a clean environment and today would encourage the protection of God's creation. He did not, however, hug trees.