Paul was really hooked on this whole thing of the care of creation. He had considered a religious vocation at one stage but science and ecology had been a passion of his too. “Remember how we always had weather stations around our garden when we were growing up,” he reminded his dad. “Do you think that is a kind of vocation too?’ “Of course, in today’s world, but don’t you think that Galileo had a vocation when he studied the stars and the sky all those centuries ago?
I, Paul, rejoice in my sufferings for your sake and in my flesh I complete what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body the Church of which I became a minister. Col 1:24-2:3.
Pope Francis: Humanity has changed profoundly and the accumulation of constant novelties exalts a superficiality which pulls us in one direction. It becomes difficult to pause and recover depth in life. Let us refuse to resign ourselves to this and continue to wonder about the purpose and meaning of everything. LS 113.