This May is the sixth anniversary of the publication of Laduato Si’ :- Care for our Common Home .So each week in May I will post a reflection on different aspects of the encyclical and link them to scripture.
Book of Wisdom 13:4-9
“And if they have been impressed by their power and energy, let them deduce from these how much mightier is he that has formed them, since through the grandeur and beauty of the creatures we may, by analogy, contemplate their Author. “
Laudato Si’ #12
“What is more, Saint Francis, faithful to Scripture, invites us to see nature as a magnificent book in which God speaks to us and grants us a glimpse of his infinite beauty and goodness. “Through the greatness and the beauty of creatures one comes to know by analogy their maker” (Wis 13:5); indeed, “his eternal power and divinity have been made known through his works since the creation of the world” (Rom 1:20). For this reason, Francis asked that part of the friary garden always be left untouched, so that wild flowers and herbs could grow there, and those who saw them could raise their minds to God, the Creator of such beauty. Rather than a problem to be solved, the world is a joyful mystery to be contemplated with gladness and praise.”
CAFOD’s Campaign Reclaim Our Common Home is a response to Pope Francis’s call for a new way of thinking about the world, and to take an active part in renewing our troubled societies by embracing the universal values of solidarity and fraternity, and to care for our common home.
You can take part by signing our petition to the Prime Minister to ask that he puts the people worst effected by the Climate Crisis at the heart of the talks at COP 26. Please click here to sign the petition. Around the country CAFOD volunteers are organising online meetings with their local MPs to share their concerns about the ” cry of the earth and the cry of the poor” so why not join them and get together with parishioners in your local area. For more information on Parliament in Your Parish contact Jo at email@example.com