Reblogged from Real Spirituality for Real Life:
Theologians Charles Hartshorne, Sallie McFague and Carol P. Christ all discuss how important it is to think of the earth as the body of God. Humanity and the rest of the created world can think of themselves as living on, or more aptly, within God’s body. Such thinking, they assert, can lead us to greater reverence of the earth. After all, if we care about God, we would care about God’s body and treating it well. We would take better care of our natural environment.