On our church’s blog Jennifer mentioned that, in addition to Scripture, the writings of Wendell Berry had guided her perspective on how to interact with creation. Our surrounding culture promotes a greater awareness of the problems that face our environment. Berry encourages us to love Creation not for what it can do for us but for what it essentially is.
It is not allowable to love the Creation according to the purposes one has for it, any more than it is allowable to love one’s neighbors in order to borrow his tools. – The Gift of Good Land, 1981