Monday, February 05, 2007

On a roll

Saturday was the INCA Conference in Marshalltown. I had the honor of taking photos at the conference, meeting Senator Tom Harkin, and sitting with Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey. The conference provided me with new ideas and inspiration about the economic and environmental impact of eating locally.

We were guests at Orchard Hill church on Sunday, where they showed an interview with Bono and his vision for global stewardship & charity. I don't have a lot of "heroes" but Bono has got to be one of the coolest people on Earth. To have all that money, celebrity & influence and use it for good is the epitome of Matthew 25:34-40:

34"Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'
37"Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'
40"The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'

Today, I finally got around to viewing the website for "An Inconvenient Truth." I still haven't seen the film, but will make it a priority when I actually have a free night. If you think one person can't have a positive impact on global warming, take a look at this. Happy "greening!"

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