Day 5: MYM Enviro Challenge
Yesterday was about remembering to stop and notice to care for our common home. But I forgot to mention, it’s not just my busy schedule, there are so many causes out there! Have you seen the growing mo’s for Movember? Heard the stats about homelessness? I want to help with that too! #Overwhelm
If you want to care for your common home, you also want to care for your neighbours. The Pope says in Laudato Si':
91. A sense of deep communion with the rest of nature cannot be real if our hearts lack tenderness, compassion and concern for our fellow human beings. It is clearly inconsistent to combat trafficking in endangered species while remaining completely indifferent to human trafficking, unconcerned about the poor, or undertaking to destroy another human being deemed unwanted. This compromises the very meaning of our struggle for the sake of the environment. It is no coincidence that, in the canticle in which Saint Francis praises God for his creatures, he goes on to say: “Praised be you my Lord, through those who give pardon for your love”. Everything is connected. Concern for the environment thus needs to be joined to a sincere love for our fellow human beings and an unwavering commitment to resolving the problems of society.
Is all about those acts of kindness. They can be random, to a random or intentional. Maybe it isn’t your night to do the dishes, but you’ll give it a go. Maybe you’ll call someone just to hear how they are? Just like respecting those plants and making time to notice and care, we’re respecting those humans too!