March 28. A new heaven and a new earth. Thus says the Lord. “Behold I create new heavens and a new earth. Mrs Beatus spoke to the group: The 2020-2022 COVID-19 pandemic has been and continues to be a difficult time, but it is certainly not the only pandemic history has seen, although it is the most wide-spread, because of the nature of our global village. Creation in all its forms has suffered and survived many disasters, but human beings are the only ones who have the means to be able to take responsibility. Judgement and punishment for wrongdoing is necessary but hope is always there, God never abandons his people.
From The Care of Creation – a Franciscan spirituality of the earth. Ilia Delio et al. God created, was present and continues to be present in his love, throughout the life of Jesus, his resurrection and the final transformation of all creation, as foretold in the gospels and the book of Revelation. Relationship is the key to the beauty of the universe. Since all reality is good, then my relationship with others, human and non-human ought to promote goodness
Reflect, share and act. Scripture: Thus says the Lord. “Behold I create new heavens and a new earth. Be glad and rejoice forever in that which I create, for behold I create Jerusalem a rejoicing and her people a joy. No more shall be heard in it the sound of weeping or the cry of distress.” Isaiah 65: 17-28. Pope Francis: If we accept the great principle that there are rights born of our inalienable human dignity, we can rise to the challenge of envisaging a new humanity. We can aspire to a world that provides land, house and work for all. This is the true path of peace which will only be possible in the event of solidarity as the whole human family. FT 127. SA Youth Responsibilities Bill 10. My responsibility in ensuing the right to live in a safe environment is to protect animal and plant-life as well prevent pollution and not litter. Choose an act of love and sacrifice from the list, also published at www.marfam.org.za/lent