Reflect, share and act. Scripture. May the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints. Eph 1:17-23. Pope Francis: As Christians, we are called “to accept the world as a sacrament of communion, as a way of sharing with God and our neighbours on a global scale.” LS 9. Others drink from other sources. For us, Christians the wellspring of human dignity and fraternity is in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. From it there arises, for Christian thought and for the action of the Church, the primacy given to relationship, to the encounter with the sacred mystery of the other, to universal communion with the entire human family as a vocation of all. FT 277. Pray the daily Laudato Si’ prayer and pray for Christian unity .
May 29. Sunday Ascension. Living Laudato Si’ in our daily lives. As he opened the Laudato Si week on 22nd so Pope Francis will also close the week with a gathering and a sending forth on the theme : Community resilience and empowerment. This 7th goal of LS envisages a synodal journey of community engagement and participatory action at various levels. Actions could include promoting, advocacy and developing people’s campaigns, encouraging rootedness and a sense of belonging in local communities and neighbourhood ecosystems. The LS Movement formed early on was recently followed by the more structured LS Action Platform with 7 goals and 7 sectors for implementation. The Laudato Si’ Action Platform is offered by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, one of the key offices at the Vatican. While essentially a Catholic initiative offered as a service to the universal Catholic Church it is also offered to “all men and women of goodwill” as has been done in recent papal documents. This is most appropriate at this time as all Christian churches enter a week of prayer for Christian unity, celebrated in the southern hemisphere between Ascension and Pentecost.
DAILY LAUDATO SI’ PRAYER: Triune Lord, wondrous community of infinite love, teach us to contemplate you in the beauty of the universe, for all things speak of you. Awaken our praise and thankfulness for every being that you have made. Give us the grace to feel profoundly joined to everything that is” (LS 246). Mary Queen of creation, pray for us.