Our Common Home, the Creation of God

Oct 24, 2021

Sr. Ji Choi shares today’s blog, focusing on Pope Francis’ encyclical and a mission that we should all share. Let’s prayerfully read, watch a beautiful video and let God guide us to take steps of our own to care for our home.Laudato Si

Our common home, the creation of God

Every creature belongs to the Earth community
and the entire community belongs to our Creator.
A Greek word for this Earth community is oikos….
Our common home, the Earth belongs to God, and each beloved creature
belongs to this common oikos.

~Sisters of Bon Secours Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Ministry

Pope Francis invites us to respond to the cry of Earth and the poor in his encyclical, Laudato Si. We are all invited to embark on the common journey of ecological conversation towards the realization of God’s dream for our common home. The Sisters of Bon Secours recently launched their Laudato Si Action Platform. This initiative responds to the call to walk this journey to defend and care for all creation and reverence all beings on our beautiful planet. We invite you to your own personal and communal transformation toward the vision of integral ecology too.

“We are faced not with two separate crises, one environmental and the other social, but rather with one complex crisis which is both social and environmental. Strategies for a solution demand an integrated approach to combating poverty, restoring dignity to the excluded, and at the same time protecting nature.” (Laudato Si, 139)