Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Peace and Creation

"If you want to cultivate peace, protect creation. The quest for peace by people of good will surely would become easier if all acknowledge the indivisible relationship betweeen God, human beings and the whole of creation. Protecting the natural environment in order to build a world of peace is thus a duty incumbent upon each and all."
-Pope Benedict XVI

The words of the Holy Father ring loud and clear for all believers: protecting the planet is not optional for Christians. We all must do our part. In connecting environmental awareness with peace, Pope Benedict rightly recognized the unrest among peoples caused by the misuse of resources given by God for all.

This goes far beyond recycling plastic and glass; the Pope is calling for a re-examination of our lifestyle as individual consumers and as a nation. How can we become more just in the way we use resources? Are you willing to adopt a more sober lifestyle that is willing to sacrifice convenience for the good of all?

Check out the entire letter at: http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/messages/peace/documents/hf_ben-xvi_mes_20091208_xliii-world-day-peace_en.html


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