INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FORESTS
Jeremiah, Chapter 41, Verse 18
They were afraid of the Chaldeans, because Ishmael, son of Nethaniah, had slain Gedaliah, son of Ahikam, whom the king of Babylon had set over the land.
We fear violent people just as the Jews did in Jeremiah’s time because they remind us of our frailty and of our eventual death. God is stronger than the Devil and his entire posse. God is stronger than all the communists, atheists, politicians, and propaganda ministers of our age. Our Lady tells us to not fear them, but fear God and pray.
The wrath of God is indeed being revealed from heaven against every impiety and wickedness of those who suppress the truth by their wickedness. For what can be known about God is evident to them, because God made it evident to them. Ever since the creation of the world, his invisible attributes of eternal power and divinity have been able to be understood and perceived in what he has made. As a result, they have no excuse; for although they knew God they did not accord him glory as God or give him thanks. Instead, they became vain in their reasoning, and their senseless minds were darkened. While claiming to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for the likeness of an image of mortal man or of birds or of four-legged animals or of snakes. Therefore, God handed them over to impurity through the lusts of their hearts for the mutual degradation of their bodies. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie and revered and worshiped the creature rather than the creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. (Rom. 1:18-25)
In the moments when you are tempted to be careless or halfhearted in the struggle, let these exhortations stir you to a renewed valor in battle and provide you with strategies to follow.
· The life of man upon the earth is a warfare. Tob 12: 13 DOUAY-RHEIMS
· God has not destined us to wrath, but to gain
· Fight the good fight, having faith and a good conscience. 1 Tim 1: 19
· lay hold of the life eternal, to which you have been called
· Conduct yourself in work as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
· Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Rom 12: 21 RSVCE
· The unceasing prayer of a just man has great effectiveness.
International Day of Forests seeks to celebrate forests while providing a platform to raise awareness of the importance of trees. The day also raises awareness of rapid deforestation and educates about the vital role that forests and trees play in sustaining and protecting humans by supplying us with freshwater and oxygen. In fact, forested watersheds and wetlands provide the world with nearly 75% of its accessible freshwater. International Day of Forests was declared in December 2012 by the United Nations General Assembly in an effort to promote the importance of forests to humans and aid in conservation efforts. International Day of Forests is observed annually on March 21st. Since then, International Forest Day has become one of the most influential global events advocating for forest conservation in the world.
International Day of Forests Facts & Quotes
· According to the UN, forests cover one third of the Earth’s land mass
· Nearly one-third of the world's largest cities get their drinking water directly from protected forest areas. Forests act as natural filters for water by removing particles from it such as metals and nitrogen.
· According to the UN, approximately 1.6 billion people worldwide depend on forests for their livelihood.
· The development of civilization and industry in general has always shown itself so active in the destruction of forests that everything that has been done for their conservation and production is completely insignificant in comparison. – Karl Marx
International Day of Forests Top Events and Things to Do
· Join the celebration of the International Day of Forests and World Water Day in the Economic and Social Council Chamber of the UN. Every year they host a meet and greet style event in the chamber that the public can join in on.
· Watch a movie that advocates for the protection of forests or showcases their rich biological diversity. Some of our favorites are Planet Earth, FernGully: The Last Rainforest, and Wild.
· Spread awareness on social media by using the hashtags #InternationalDayofForests, #SavetheForests or #IntForestDay.
· Share your favorite photo of a forest or plant with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN by emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The UN will add it to a combined gallery of everyone’s pictures around the world!
· Read a book that is advocating forest conservation. Some of our favorites are: The Sibley Guide to Trees, The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring, and Forest Ecology.
· Manhood of the Master-Day 4 week 8
· Do 50 min. in front of the Blessed Sacrament.
· Please pray for me and this ministry
Thigpen, Paul. Manual for Spiritual Warfare. TAN Books.
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