"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Laudato si is magnificent.

“L AUDATO SI’, mi’ Signore”


Poor Holy Father - scorned and rejected by his own people.

I am blown away by the attacks upon the Pope by 'faithful' and 'devout' Catholics - it is even worse now with the release of the Encyclical, Laudato si.

The mystic beauty of the Introduction is captivating and awe-inspiring... contemplative and deeply Franciscan ...
1. “L AUDATO SI’, mi’ Signore” – “Praise be to you, my Lord”. In the words of this beautiful canticle, Saint Francis of Assisi reminds us that our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us. “Praise be to you, my Lord, through our Sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, and who produces various fruit with coloured flowers and herbs”.1
2. This sister now cries out to us because of the harm we have inflicted on her by our irresponsible use and abuse of the goods with which God has endowed her. We have come to see ourselves as her lords and masters, entitled to plunder her at will. The violence present in our hearts, wounded by sin, is also reflected in the symptoms of sickness evident in the soil, in the water, in the air and in all forms of life. This is why the earth herself, burdened and laid waste, is among the most abandoned and maltreated of our poor; she “groans in travail” (Rom 8:22). We have forgotten that we ourselves are dust of the earth (cf. Gen 2:7); our very bodies are made up of her elements, we breathe her air and we receive life and refreshment from her waters. - Source


3 comments:

  1. It's bloody long I know that. The Holy Father better pray people don't print it out, because according to paragraph 22 they're not going to recycle it!

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  2. Some paper can't be recycled, because it has already been recycled too often.

    I read a publicity figuring a piece of paper and a cat : "nine lives? for the paper it is proven".

    But this implies that paper in its ninth life cannot be recycled a tenth time.

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  3. Terry,

    Our beloved Papa is in good company. Our Lord Jesus Christ was scorned, mocked, ridiculed by His own people too.

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