How important today is the ideal of working for an inheritance for our children and to secure their future? Or is the cost of living so high and are our resources not able to stretch to looking at the needs of the next generation? People now have fewer children, some none at all. Do we value children and consider the future in the way our ancestors did? Petrus used to say, “this money is for my children. If you don’t pay me what you owe you’re stealing from them.”
David prayed to the Lord, “Who am I O Lord God and what is my house? You have spoken of your servant’s house for a great while to come and shown me future generations.” 2 Sam:18-19.
Pope Francis. Each community can take from the bounty of the earth whatever it needs for subsistence but it also has the duty to protect the earth and to ensure its fruitfulness for coming generations. LS 67. To blame population growth instead of extreme and selective consumerism of some is one way of refusing to face the issues. LS 50.