"We are losing our attitude of wonder, of contemplation, of listening to creation and thus we no longer manage to interpret within it what Benedict XVI calls 'the rhythm of the love-story between God and man.'"
+ Pope Francis
Is it really Good Friday versus Earth Day?
As reported by AFP,
President Benigno Aquino ordered all Earth Day events be held on Monday because most Filipinos would prefer to commemorate Good Friday, a national holiday, his chief aide said on Wednesday.
As for me, I’ll focus solely on Good Friday, but I can’t separate Earth Day from my thoughts, because Salvation History is about all of creation. Any reader of this blog knows this. Still, I’d rather devote myself to observing the great sacrifice of the Creator than wonder how we humans can “save” the planet. Because without Him, we can do nothing.
And anyway, Good Friday comes once a year. Every day should be Earth Day, right? Every day, sure, except this Friday, when I’ll be doing my very best (as poor as that is) to to adhere to the day's fasting and abstinence expectations—which in itself is a good way to reduce my ecological footprint—as well as spending time adoring Christ and praising Him, for by His Holy Cross, He has redeemed the world.
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Catholic Ecology posts my regular column in the Rhode Island Catholic, as well as scientific and theological commentary about the latest eco-news, both within and outside of the Catholic Church. What is contained herein is but one person's attempt to teach and defend the Church's teachings - ecological and otherwise. As such, I offer all contents of this blog for approval of the bishops of the Church. It is my hope that nothing herein will lead anyone astray from truth.