Vigil for God’s Creation: Be Awake, Expectant, Purposeful
By Evie Hao, Communications Committee
More than 35 Faith Action members and supporters joined the 4:00-5:00 PM Climate Vigil at the state Capitol on Dec. 17.
The enthusiastic group heard a song by Devan Chang, a prayer by Rev. T.J. FitzGerald (minister of First Unitarian Church of Honolulu), a reading by Environmental Justice task force chair Susan Gorman-Chang, and a call to action by FA president Ikaika Hussey.
The group held up posters, banners, and a Christmas star lantern that reminded passersby of the need for all to protect God’s creation, the aina, and all creatures that keep the web of life intact.
We invite all to continue the vigil in our lives. We must be awake, expectant, and purposeful. And we must act. This gift from God requires our promise and action not to damage, exploit and destroy, but rather to protect, guard, and steward.