"God works, continues to work, and we can ask ourselves how we should respond to this creation of God, which is born of love, because he works through love.... Even for us there is responsibility to nurture the Earth, to nurture Creation, to keep it and make it grow according to its laws. A Christian who does not protect Creation, who does not let it grow, is a Christian who does not care about the work of God.... May the Lord give us the grace to understand that he is at work and give us the grace to respond appropriately to this labor of love."
- How and where do you see God at work in creation?
- How can we better nurture the Earth, for the benefit of all people and the whole amazing community of life that glorifies God?
In Lent 2015 (February 18 - April 2), this global fast for climate justice will join the year-long Fast For The Climate interfaith effort,asking that Catholics in every country include in their daily prayers our troubled Earth and especially those who are affected most by its violent climate shifts: the poor and those who live in threatened coastal communities.
In each of the 40 days of Lent Catholics and other Christians from a different country will fast and pray for action to solve the climate change crisis. The date assigned for the United States is Monday, March 16th. Please invite your friends and fellow parishioners to participate with you. Resources are available in several languages at the website,http://catholicclimatemovement.global/fast/.
Visit these links to learn more about Climate Change Facts and Catholic Teachings on Climate Change, and spread the word about the Global Catholic Climate Movement on Facebook and Twitter (#fastfortheclimate).