November 12.   Mrs Mpumelelo was invigilating the matric science exam and as she walked through the exam hall she thought to herself.  “Nowadays young people leaving school and looking for work often go for medicine or the technological field where admittedly a great deal of beauty is created but how many are going into the area of environmental awareness.  That is where the natural beauty of creation exists but is being lost, sometimes forever, due to the increasing loss of biodiversity. Are we as the human family really concerned enough about that I wonder.“   

All men who were ignorant of God were unable from the good things that are seen to know him who exists, nor did they recognize the craftsman while paying heed to his works.  They supposed fire or wind or the stars to be gods that rule the world. If through delight in the beauty of these things men assumed them to be gods, let them know how much better than these is their Lord, for the author of beauty created them. Wisdom 13:1-9.  Pope Francis: A firm conviction, like that of St Francis, cannot be written off as naïve romanticism. If we approach nature and the environment without the openness to awe and wonder, if we no longer speak the language of fraternity and beauty in our relationship with the world our attitude will be that of masters, consumers, ruthless exploiters, unable to set limits on our immediate needs. LS11.    Reflect, share, act and pray