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“The care we have for our children, parents, and siblings should model how we think about and care for creation. In this sense, Saint Francis of Assisi had it correct from the start: Each aspect of creation is our brother and sister; we are part of the same family, the same community of creation.

When I hike and find myself overwhelmed by the beauty of God’s creation, I am grateful to be a part of this community. The rest of creation cares for you and me; it’s our duty to care for it, too. And that’s not just some romantic birdbath talk; it’s the meaning of being part of this extended family.”

—from the book God Is Not Fair, and Other Reasons for Gratitude by Daniel P. Horan, OFM

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“We must stand up for the rights of our neighbour who is suffering from injustice; we must defend them all the more vigorously because we see Jesus present in them. Surely this is our duty because of our love for others for his sake. We have no right to be ‘sleeping watchmen’ or dumb watch-dogs. Whenever we see evil we must sound the alarm.”

— Blessed Charles de Foucauld

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“When we continually ‘see’ the work of God in our life, there is less need for faith. When the perception of blessing or presence is removed, there is an opportunity to exercise faith on a deeper and purer level, which is very pleasing to God and unites us in a deep way with Him, even when His closeness to us might not be felt. John of the Cross tells us that it is this ever-increasing purification that most directly and immediately unites us to God. The act of deep trust and abandonment and fidelity that faith entails is very pleasing to God and brings us very close to Him.”

— Ralph Martin

 

 

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