Take Care of Creation Responsibly
By Stacy LaMorte
Our Holy Father has asked us in the month of September to responsibly use our resources that God has given us. He is not only asking us to pray for this change, but to model it as well.
It is hard to know the right things to focus on: composting, rain barrels for watering our lawns, recycling, reusing items, not polluting our water systems with contaminants, etc. There is so much to be done that it can be paralyzing, causing us to feel like none of our actions will change anything globally.
But, if every household decided to focus on even one little thing like not wasting water or electricity or composting plant-based scraps instead of them going into our landfills, all of that would add up and certainly leave our planet in better shape than it was before.
Teaching our children to be mindful of the environment is imperative. I am not saying that we should all run out and buy an electric car, necessarily, but we should help our children become wise stewards of our Earth and its resources.
Even all of us just praying consistently for our planet’s well-being – what a difference that would make!
Let us pray: “We pray that the planet’s resources will not be plundered, but shared in a just and respectful manner.” Hear us, O Lord.