Blog #23: Rosie Evans. CreationKeeper.

June 17, 2021
Monika Weber-Fahr
Later this month, Rosie Evans, Christ Church Vienna Intern and one of the CreationKeepers, is leaving us for greener pastures. As part of her farewell, we asked her to fill out the Proust Questionnaire for us. The questionnaire has its origins in a parlor game popularized (though not devised) by Marcel Proust, the French essayist and novelist, who believed that, in answering these questions, an individual reveals his or her true nature. For this week's Living Light blog, we have slightly adapted the basic Proust Questionnaire to see what messages Rosie would like to leave us with. Enjoy! You were wondering what a CreationKeeper is? It's the name and theme or motto that those of us on the eco-church committee at Christ Church Vienna chose for us and our work.

1. What is your idea of perfect happiness as a CreationKeeper?

A world where we all take measures to care for our environment, look after God’s creation, and can more readily appreciate its beauty.

2. What is your greatest fear as a Creation Keeper?

A concern rather than a fear: that we continue to use up the earth’s resources without regard for others and for future generations.

3. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself as a Creation Keeper?

Wastefulness (of energy, resources, food etc.).

4. What is the trait you most deplore in others as a Creation Keeper?

Wastefulness (of energy, resources, food etc.).

5. Which living person do you most admire as a Creation Keeper?

Hannah Malcolm. She's the winner of the first Theology Slam for her presentation on Theology and the Environment. Her work is worth a listen/read/watch!

6. What is your greatest extravagance as a Creation Keeper?

Paper. I admit that printing and writing out my notes is something I continue to do. Sometimes screens just don’t cut it! Though maybe I should make a compromise?

7. What is your current state of mind as a Creation Keeper?

A splash of sorrow coupled with many glimpses of hope and encouragement, that together, and with God’s guidance, we can make a positive difference.

8. What do you consider the most overrated virtue as a Creation Keeper?

Patience. I never thought I would write of patience being an overrated virtue. In fact, being patient is a characteristic that I truly value. But not where climate change is concerned. Climate change itself is not patient, and we therefore cannot afford to be either!

9. On what occasion do you lie as a Creation Keeper?

I’m not sure I do? Honesty is important!

10. What do you most dislike about your appearance as a Creation Keeper?

To be honest, being a Creation Keeper and realising that we are all made in the image of God does wonders for body image - it has for me at least!

11. Which living person do you most despise as a Creation Keeper?

If I had to say, it would be people who don’t put recyclable materials in the recycling bin (of which I am also guilty!). But nobody is perfect!

12. What is the quality you most like in a man as a Creation Keeper?

A willingness to listen to concerns about climate change and to play their part in caring for creation. 

13. What is the quality you most like in a woman as a Creation Keeper?

A willingness to listen to concerns about climate change and to play their part in caring for creation. 

14. Which words or phrases do you most overuse as a Creation Keeper?

Stewardship, love and care are the most regularly-used words as a Creation Keeper, although I don’t think one can ever overuse these words!

15. What or who is the greatest love of your life as a Creation Keeper?

Of course, the Lord and his creation. Though, I am also loving looking through the Natural History Museum Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition! There are so many beautiful images of wildlife to look at!

  Farewell Rosie! CreationKeeper, now and always!
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