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GCEJN
June 2018

Tuesday 5th June 2018 World Environment Day God our Father,
As we celebrate the beauty and diversity of your creation,
we are truly sorry for our consumerism and wastefulness.
Have mercy on us for contaminating the Earth with billions of tons of plastic waste.
Please give each one of us the desire and the means to put things right;
no longer trusting in ourselves but in your grace and wisdom alone.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour,
Amen
Saturday 9th June 2018 St Columba's Day In 409 CE, the Roman legions were recalled from Britain and the Saxons invaded the land. In the ensuing years, Christianity almost disappeared except in those western areas where the Celts retained their irreducible independence, particularly in monastic life as a radical alternative. Celtic spirituality was holistic and integrated; life was one and was lived under the guidance and protection of God on whom the people were very dependent. There was a unity of all things in God - humans, the animal kingdom and the physical environment. It was reflective and based in a strong sense of solidarity within the community, the environment and the community of God as Trinity.