Saving the planet

October 9, 2020 · Print This Article

Earlier this week, the Duke of Cambridge launched the biggest environmental award scheme ever, in a bid to help save the planet. Dubbed the Earthshot Prize, the plan is to award £1 million to 5 winning innovators every year for 10 years, thereby encouraging solutions to the world’s gravest environmental problems.

Prince William said he wants to convert climate change doom-mongering to optimism, because the public needs, “a bit of hope, a bit of positivity”.

I couldn’t help thinking of another prince with an even more grandiose mission – the Prince of Peace1, another name for Jesus Christ. In his own earthshot 2000 years ago, he gave everything he had, not just to save the planet, but everyone on it.

When the whole world realises Christ’s mission succeeded, our sadness will be converted to joy. As Jesus put it, “I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of”1.

Peter Mill

1 The Bible: John 10:10 (MSG)
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