September 14.   Triumph of the Cross.   Each of the faith sharing families came to the conclusion that if the world does not understand creation and nature as belonging to God how can we have the right attitude towards it and our responsibility for the right use and protection of the environment.  “Surely the same applies to the coronavirus pandemic,” Oscar reflected.  “It makes me think of the poor little pangolins that somehow get blamed for causing the start of the pandemic. They are the most trafficked of all the animals on earth. However, with faith we can believe that good can overcome evil.” “And I believe it will in the end.”

God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.  For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him. John 3:13-17.

Pope Francis:  As part of the universe called into being by one Father, all of us are linked by unseen bonds and together form a kind of universal family. God has joined us so closely to the world around us that we can feel the desertification of the soil almost as a physical ailment and the extinction of a species as a painful disfigurement. LS89 

ECO-TIP AND PRAYER:  Support an anti-trafficking campaign so that good can ultimately triumph.  Pray “may your Kingdom come, to give glory to God for creation.”