This phrase has been on my mind for some time. I saw it on a bumper sticker and it has perculated ever since. I always knew it was in reference to ecological concerns but something about it rang true on a level connected to my faith.
Recently, I saw a note I had made to myself, did some more research and investigation and found a little bit on the internet about the origins of the phrase. It really struck a chord in me, so i took it upon myself to reword what I found in hopes of revealing the connection that I found this phrase to have with the global and local bride of Christ.
Global problems can turn into action only by considering differences of our local surroundings. It has been suggested that consciousness should begin at home. Some believe that there needs to be a creation of a worldwide community in which “natural and social units maintain or recapture their identity, yet interplay with each other through a rich system of communications”. Issues must be dealt with in their unique spiritual, social, and cultural contexts.