Care for Creation – Franciscan Action Network

I saw Ilia Delio’s book, “Care for Creation,” earlier today and it reminded me how important caring for our common home is. A conversation I had earlier this week led me to look at the teachings of the Episcopal Church and The Society of St. Francis which in turn led me to the Franciscan Action Network and this page on the care for creation. There are some folks who think that FAN is too progressive. I wonder what these folks would have thought about that carpenter from Nazareth who said we should love our enemies and do good to those who hate us. That’s crazy talk isn’t it. Many of his contemporaries thought St. Francis was crazy too. He loved lepers and in them saw the face of Christ. I’m sure the legalists of his day wanted him and his followers to quit living in mud huts and caring for the lepers and indigents around Assisi. Life can be messy and it looks like it’s going to get real messy with this Coronavirus on the loose. We didn’t join hands at the sign of peace today during liturgy and there was no passing of the communion cup. I read where some churches have removed the holy water fonts to stem the spread of disease. Creation is in need of a lot of care as are our sisters and brothers who’ve been exposed to this new virus. One thing is for sure regardless of what you believe is that life is very uncertain and it’s getting even more uncertain no matter what you do.
Source: Care for Creation – Franciscan Action Network