International Day of Families. Climate Action. Family Thought May 15

For years Granny Gloria had been an activist about some issue that concerned her. Politics, race, religion had to do with justice and rights. People should have the right to be free in their choices but they had to consider the common good.  Climate action at first seemed too big and general an issue until the family discussed what they themselves could do. Working out their carbon footprints seemed a fun activity.  That means measuring how much carbon dioxide we produce.  “When I walk to school instead of going by car I produce less but what about when I ride a bicycle?” Maysie tried hard to understand.

Jesus said, “the Father who sent me has himself given me commandment what to say and I know that his commandment is eternal life.  John 12: 44-50.  

Pope Francis: Education in environmental responsibility can encourage ways of acting to affect the world around us, avoiding the use of plastic and paper, reducing water consumption, recycling, reusing, cooking only what can be eaten, planting trees and more. Such actions can restore our sense of self-esteem and enable us to live more fully and to feel that life on earth is worthwhile. LS 211-212. Mary, Mother of every family, pray for us.

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