Good morning - another hot day!
It’s remarkable how much our weather fluctuates; last week torrential downpours and cold, this week not a sign of rain and temperatures higher than ever... and that after a frost free winter.
Climate change is a reality - a message constantly reinforced by Pope Francis. We surely not deny the evidence of our own eyes too. Chapter 25 of Laudato si highlights this quite graphically.
‘It represents one of the principal challenges facing humanity in our day. Its worst impact will probably be felt by developing countries in coming decades. Many of the poor live in areas particularly affected by phenomena related to warming, and their means of subsistence are largely dependent on natural reserves and economic services such as agriculture, fishing and forestry.’
The message is very clear - we need to do something now in terms of our own use of resources - even here in M28 and M38. If not now, then when? If not us, then who? If we, who are great consumers, do not rise to the challenge then countries like Bangladesh will be swamped.
Let’s pray for Pope Francis as he continues to raise the Church’s prophetic voice, for our Bishop and Cafod as they raise awareness of our common home. And for Cafod and Missio as they lead the work supporting those who are affected. And we pray for our younger generations who may have to ‘pick up the pieces’.
St Joseph, pray for us