Tomorrow is the day when people all around the world will participate in work parties to show our common concern that we get to work on solving the problem of climate change. This week Episcopal News Service described the plans of several parishes around the nation for this day under the headline Episcopalians join 10/10/10 global work parties.
As of 5:00 Central time today, 350.org reports that 7189 events are planned in a total of 188 countries. Events are planned in every state in the United States and in every province and territory of Canada. In our diocese, Young Adult Episcopalians and Green Sprouts are ready for WDWT, our Walking, De-Trashing, Worshiping, and Talking Celebration , which begins at 2:00 at Lake Hastings on the north side of Hastings. People in Omaha and Lincoln who don’t want to travel west can find multiple events from which to choose by searching 350.org’s 10/10/10 site .
Tomorrow’s Gospel reading, Luke 17:11-19, reminds us that it’s important to be grateful for the gifts God gives us. Part of the WDWT event will offer an opportunity to notice the gifts around us and to give thanks for them. People participating in other events might want to do the same as we work outdoors tomorrow. And if you can’t participate in any of the planned 10/10/10 work parties, prayers of both petition and thanksgiving for the earth would be a good way to be part of the day.