Praying for Creation is the title of Richard Rohr’s 10/27 meditation. In it, he uses a joint statement by Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to highlight key points about our need for concerted efforts to save our earth and society. It’s worth the read and the prayer if you have time.
This reminds me of the song Fairest Lord Jesus and the beautiful creation lyrics about the sunshine, moonlight, meadows, etc… Interestingly, there is very little in that song about human actions to help creation, though there is the line about Jesus: “Who makes the woeful heart to sing.” Maybe this relates a little to what Pope Francis is encouraging?
ACTION: Are there ways this week that you can “hear the cry of the earth, … attend to the needs of the marginalized, … heal … our wounded creation?”
Enjoy the day and all of creation, filled with the Spirit!
Lectionary Texts for this Sunday, October 29, 2017:
- Deuteronomy 34:1-12 and Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17
- Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18 and Psalm 1
- 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8
- Matthew 22:34-46
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