God calls us to pick up trash…seriously


By Madison Hida, Hailey Longoria, Abbigail Mansat, and Noel Bernal
Grade 5

Care for CreationONTARIO—Cleaning our world is very essential! 

 People don’t give much thought when they throw trash on the ground. When we don’t pick up our trash we pollute our beautiful world that God has created for us. Our land is very important, when we throw trash or hazardous items we are killing animals and ourselves little by little. 

 For example, it can take a very long time for things to decompose like fishing lines, aluminum cans, and cigarettes. That’s why picking up trash outside and inside of our St. George School is important. Even though we’re just kids we can still make a difference. Our Lord has told us to pick up trash. 

 We show our respect for the Creator by our stewardship of creation. “Care for the Earth” is not just an Earth Day slogan, it’s a requirement of our faith. We are called to protect others and the planet, living our faith in relationship with all of God’s creation. 

 God made us for good; he made us to care for the world, not for us to destroy it. We may think helping the world may not benefit us, but it’s exactly the opposite, helping the world benefits us and others. The Lord has given us so many things that we should be grateful for, he wants us to do one thing for the men and women of this world, but sometimes we tell ourselves not to. Our conscience is like God sending down a guardian angel to help us determine right from wrong. Every choice we make in life has a consequence; we can either live in a bad world or good one. 

 Our classroom theme at St. George is Superheroes. In class we live out our yearly theme of “Serve Others” by following the examples of superheroes like Spider-Man who serves his community and others. Be kind, generous, and considerate. Be a superhero that helps our world! At times, everything may seem dark but we can be the light at the end of the tunnel. Even though you may not know it, you are helping the present and the future become a better place for the people to come. Put others before yourself, and try not to make the same mistakes as those that came before us. Be a leader not a follower. Nothing good ever comes out of that. We may make up a small part of this world, however, our actions CAN change the world. As our school motto states we are the Catholic Students of today training to be the Catholic Leaders of tomorrow.