Environmental Stewardship Commission (MEESC)

Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota

Lectionary Reflection Year B, Proper 20, Psalm

Psalm 54:4
Behold, God is my helper; * it is the Lord who sustains my life.

Reflection on Psalm 54:4 by the Rev Dcn Helen Hanten

Indeed, it is God who sustains all life with an intricate web of living things, and a delicate balance of both biotic and abiotic factors in ecosystems. It is up to us to love and protect this gift of life on our planet and to proclaim that the creation itself is a window to God's goodness.

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Rev Dcn Helen Hanten is a deacon emeritus of St. Andrew's by the Lake Episcopal Church, Duluth, MN. She originally wrote this reflection in 2000. Helen and we welcome your comments. Please address your comments or additional reflections to Rev Dcn Helen Hanten or any MEESC member, or mail them to:
MEESC Holy Trinity Church Box 65 Elk River, MN 55330-0065 USA

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