Sermon Follow Up | Justice Matters: Environment
This past Sunday, I preached on Environmental Justice as part of our Justice Matters series (which you can watch here), and I hope we all came away with an action or two that we can begin to practice right now for the good of the Earth.
I want to clarify some things regarding the oil change in your car.
Synthetic vs Regular (Conventional) motor oil
The vehicle owner’s manual is the bible for your car. If your owner’s manual says that your car requires synthetic oil instead of regular (conventional) motor oil, then you need to abide by that requirement. The manual will also tell you how long you can drive between oil changes.
Oil Life Monitors
Some newer model cars don’t give a specific mileage between oil changes. Instead they have introduced new technology that monitors a variety of factors specific to your driving. The monitor will alert you when it is time to change your oil. If your car has an Oil Life Monitor remember that it is not an emergency when the “change oil” message comes up. You can safely drive a few hundred miles before getting it changed. The mechanic will re-set your monitor when your oil is changed.
I also mentioned clothes drying racks as an option to using your dryer all the time. If you use the rack for even half of your laundry you will be making a great contribution to the environment. Here is a helpful comparison of the different dryer racks you can get.
God spoke: “Let us make human beings in our image, make them reflecting our nature so they can be responsible for the fish in the sea, the birds in the air, the cattle, And, yes, Earth itself, and every animal that moves on the face of Earth.” Genesis 1:26 (The Message)