For today’s reflection, the eighth day in our Novena for Peace and Justice, Br. Anthony Zuba, a Capuchin Franciscan from the Parish of Holy Cross-Saint John the Baptist, talks about the importance of caring for Creation. Our Promethean pride and our ravenous consumption has compelled us to pillage our home of its resources – of the air, the earth, and the water. He writes, “We cannot recover from our self-inflicted wounds. Our imagined gods will not save us. Technology will not save us. We are creatures among creatures.”
What can we do to undo this damage? “Now we have no choice but to be changed or be lost. To be changed means to live within our means. It will take a lot of taking less and giving more. It is to control our desire to control the world. It is to conquer our conquering of nature.”
A prayer for the care of natural resources and our common home.