This year Good Friday falls on April 22, which is also the new environmentalist holiday of Earth Day. (It is also “89ers’ Day,” the anniversary of the Oklahoma Land Run in 1889, as all of my fellow Oklahomans should know.) Some churches, usually of the more liberal persuasion, are trying to honor Good Friday and Earth Day together, recommending ecological gestures to honor Christ and suggesting that Christ died for the Earth.
He did die for the world. And the whole creation suffered from the Fall and is in travail until the coming of Christ. So can we make legitimate connections?