Earth Day

Pope Francis invites us to follow in St Francis of Assisi’s footsteps by immersing ourselves in ‘wonder and awe’ of nature, which makes us feel ‘united with all that exists’.

In contrast with the Sturm und Drang of the Romantics, with their agitation and yearning, who perceived in the irrational manifestations of nature a vaguely divine character, St Francis celebrates the beauty of nature as ‘a work of the Lord, a wonder in our eyes’. Thus nature is an expression of the love of a personal God who, reflecting his providence, brought the entire universe into being, other than himself.

Source: Thinkingfaith

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