On display this week at the ELCA Temple of Tackiness in my neighborhood:
CELEBRATE GOD'S GREEN EARTH: REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE, REJOICE
Let's unpack those instructions a bit. (1) REDUCE Christ's church to a mouthpiece for a socio-political agenda. (2) REUSE artifacts of pagan spirituality, with or without sticking Christian symbols on them. (3) RECYCLE slogans and programs everybody else has seen through and moved on from, as Lutherans always do. (4) REJOICE in the opportunity to become just another part of the "Go Green!" background noise that has surrounded us on all sides throughout this year's month-long celebration of Earth Day. Hallelujah!