January 27. Who am I, O Lord God, and what is my house?” All the families grappled with the question, “How important today is the ideal of working for an inheritance for our children and to secure their future? Or is the cost of living so high and are our resources not able to stretch to looking ahead at the needs of the next generation? Maybe, for some, our demands and standards are set too high to be able to afford a family. People now have fewer children, some none at all. Some have pets instead. Do we value children and consider the future of society as a whole, in the way our ancestors did?” Petrus used to say, “This money is for my children. If you don’t pay me what you owe you’re stealing from them.” Becoming an eco-friendly family: Take some action to preserve the earth for your children in future.
David prayed to the Lord, “Who am I O Lord God and what is my house? You have spoken of your servant’s house for a great while to come and shown me future generations.” 2 Sam:18-19. Pope Francis. To blame population growth instead of extreme and selective consumerism of some is one way of refusing to face the issues of ecological balance. LS 50. Since the world has been given to us, we can no longer view reality in a way in which efficiency and productivity are entirely geared to our individual benefit. Intergenerational solidarity is not just an option, but rather a basic question of justice. Since the world we have received also belongs to those who will follow us. LS159