What does it mean to be a family of families and be hope for the future? Each human family is unique and different, with their own joys and anxieties and yet has an inbuilt sense of belonging to one another and to our Creator.
St Francis gave us an insight that all the elements in creation, the sun, moon, stars, fire, water, earth and even death are brothers, sisters and the earth is our mother. (Canticle to the Sun) They in their own way pay homage to God their Creator. Gratitude and praise are expressions of the wonder and awe we humans experience at God’s gifts of creation, while acknowledging that we alone can address the challenges that must lead to hope for the future. . We pray a simple family prayer: “We praise you and bless you Lord. We give you thanks and serve you in humility,.“
A PRAYER FOR OUR EARTH from Laudato Si..
All powerful God, you are present in the whole universe and in the smallest of your creatures.
You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.
Pour out upon us the power of your love that we may protect life and beauty.
Fill us with peace that we may live as brothers and sisters harming no one.
Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle for justice, love and peace.
Praise be to you! Amen