CARE FOR CREATION
In Laudato Si’, Pope Francis challenges us to Care for Our Common Home by growing in faith, hope, and love. To live in healthy relationships with God, neighbor, and all creation. We are called to be ecological citizens, to make prudent decisions, and to take bold actions. In the particular matter of climate change, we are cautioned to reduce emissions of pollutants like carbon dioxide when it is in our control. By doing so we will nurture and support human life in all its stages, as well as protect the goodness and beauty of God’s great gift of the natural environment. In short, living Laudato Si’ embodies the common good.
“Nature cannot be regarded as something separate from ourselves or as a mere setting in which we live. We are part of nature, included in it and thus in constant interaction with it”. - Pope Francis