Sunday Readings: Wisdom 7.7-11; Hebrews 4.12-13; Mark 19.17-27
“All things are possible with God.”
More than half the world people live on $2-$10 per day. In our country we hear calls to keep our economy humming, to buy and consume. Now the Catholic Church has a leader who comes from a continent where most people fit this low-income category. In his new encyclical on climate change Pope Francis repeatedly gives voice to people who are poor and quotes the words of other bishops from the developing nations of the global south.
Pope Francis is calling us to protect our common home, to find ways to reduce climate change and its imperiling effects on Earth’s poorest people. The pope urges peoples, nations, and multinational corporations beyond borders and self-interest to pursue the most basic of common goods — a home for future generations.
What have you experienced of how people live in developing countries or of living at a low-income level $2-$10 per day? How has this affected your outlook on climate change?
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