The phrase carbon footprint has entered the cultural conversation as a sign of the times. It’s not a path left by the boots of coal miners but a measure of the emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. The carbon footprint measurement of cars, factories, animals, cities—any physical entity at all—has become a relevant variable in the analysis of changing climate conditions. In addition to their carbon footprint, Christians can also measure their spiritual footprint. Our spiritual footprint is the measurement of all we are doing to change the spiritual climate of our world. Although smaller is better for carbon footprint, spiritual foot prints are the opposite: the bigger, the better. We can leave a spiritual footprint both while we are here and after we are gone through our actions, prayers, and investments of time, talent, and treasure.
The Bigger, The Better