F O U N D A T I O N S 70 Stewardship of creation: Nature is a work of God that reveals his love and glory; he entrusted it to our care. Reverence for his creation ought to guide us in relation to our use of the earth and its resources. We recognize that any income earned by church community businesses is ultimately not our own achievement, but a provision from God to be used for his service. Mutual Care 93 Our life together gives us opportunities to show love to one another at every stage of life, from welcoming a newborn baby to attending older brothers and sisters in their last years. Deeds of love are not routine but personal – a matter of following Christ’s command to “wash one another’s feet.” We want to “bear one ­another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” In doing this, we seek to remember especially those with burdens to carry: widows and widowers, orphans, the disabled and sick, those with mental and emotional ailments, and those who are lonely. Then Jesus’ promise will come true: that everyone who has left family and home for his sake will receive back “a hundredfold… houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands.” 94 We are grateful for the God-given help of medical science to preserve life and alleviate suffering. We seek to ensure that a high standard of medical care is Ps 19:1–6; Rom 1:20 Ps 8:3–9 Deut 8:17–18 1 Jn 3:16–17 John 13:1–17 Gal 6:2 Jas 1:27; 1 Tim 5:1–16 Phil 2:25–30 Mark 10:28–31