A poor man’s field may produce abundant food,
but injustice sweeps it away.

Proverbs 13:23

I finished Serve God Save The Planet and completed the energy audit in the back, with some fairly close estimates. Josh and I ended up with the total gallons of gas impact of 4639.5, compared to a US household average of 4483, a Chinese average of 400, an Italian average of 1800, and a British average of 2200. I’m appalled. Josh just thinks we’re average, so don’t worry about it. He doesn’t get it, and he doesn’t want to get it.

Our national impact is effecting the poorest of the poor. The people that Jesus tells us especially to care for and be concerned with, our consumerism is killing. They are selling their lands, or clearing their forests and destroying their countries so that we can have $1.00 burgers at McDonalds. The lands are being destroyed, and the people are moving into the garbage dumps and shanty-towns outside the cities of their countries to beg. Their family farms are gone.

I feel helpless though. Josh is against changing our lifestyle. He says that we don’t have a lot of extra stuff, and that it is not feasable to cut back. I need to convince him of the actual, real impact of our actions on the people around the world.