Are we willing?

So while our rhetoric has shifted toward a more environmentally “aware” idea of stewardship, we continue to use the earth’s resources with a primary concern for our own amusement. For example, as more in our society embrace “green capitalism”–attempting to replace consumer goods with more earth-friendly alternatives–it hasn’t resulted in a slowdown of consumption overall. We are willing, when we can afford it, to use special light bulbs and buy biodegradable dish soap. But are we willing to radically simplify our lives?

Mark van Steenwyk
from The UNkingdom of God