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The Popes letter addressed to every person living on earth is frightening in it's portrayal of the truth.
OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS
ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME
The encyclical letter 'Laudato Si' perfectly sums up the essence of my long time personal feelings on the subject of nature and shares my concerns as a human being.
Much of what I think and I write about the behavior of our species, syncs with papa francesco's thoughts.
However the Popes insight transcends most current human comprehension of the past, present and future.
I was born catholic but have not been a worshiper for the past 50 years.
Still until today I've always considered myself religious when it comes to common human goodness and common sense. Most religions in some way acknowledge the significance of nature which is intertwined with all life on the planet.
The Popes thinking is nothing more than an acutely objective open minded and clear eyed human view of what exists today.
the Pope said his letter is addressed to "every person living on this planet."
The messages contained therein are universal, simple and speak to the truth about the importance of the world that surrounds us and allows us to live.
Therefore every single human being on earth who is concerned about the evolution of our species must read the letter and then read it again and again.
My contributed excerpts are suitable as examples for setting and clarifying our goals as human beings but each individual may derive their own personal meaning from what they read since knowledge is multi dimensional and without boundaries.
Within this post I will attempt to isolate portions of 'LAUDATO SI’ and share my personal thoughts in future analyses .
As Pope Francis would say and write "Praised be to us all!"
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- Table of Contents Encyclical Letter ‘Laudato Si’
- Laudato si’, mi’ Signore [1-2]
- Nothing in this world is indifferent to us [3-6]
- United by the same concern [7-9]
- Saint Francis of Assisi [10-12]
- My appeal [13-16]
- Chapter One WHAT IS HAPPENING TO OUR COMMON HOME [17 – 61]
- Chapter Two THE GOSPEL OF CREATION [62-100]
- I. The light offered by faith [63-64]
- II. The wisdom of the biblical accounts [65-75]
- III. The mystery of the universe [76-83]
- IV. The message of each creature in the harmony of creation [84-88]
- V. A universal communion [89-92]
- VI. The common destination of goods [93-95]
- VII. The gaze of Jesus [96 – 100]
- Chapter Three THE HUMAN ROOTS OF THE ECOLOGICAL CRISIS [101-136]
- Chapter Four INTEGRAL ECOLOGY [137 – 162]
- Chapter Five LINES OF APPROACH AND ACTION [163 – 201]
- I. Dialogue on the environment in the international community [164 – 175]
- II. Dialogue for new national and local policies [176 – 181]
- III. Dialogue and transparency in decision-making [182 – 188]
- IV. Politics and economy in dialogue for human fulfilment [189 – 198]
- V. Religions in dialogue with science [199 – 201]
- Chapter Six ECOLOGICAL EDUCATION AND SPIRITUALITY [202 – 246]
- I. Towards a new lifestyle [203 – 208]
- II. Educating for the covenant between humanity and the environment [209 – 215]
- III. Ecological conversion [216 – 221]
- IV. Joy and peace [222 – 227]
- V. Civic and political love [228 – 232]
- VI. Sacramental signs and the celebration of rest [233 – 237]
- VII. The Trinity and the relationship between creatures [238 – 240]
- VIII. Queen of all creation [241 – 242]
- IX. Beyond the sun [243 – 246]
- Synopsis & Analysis: Pope Frances’s Encyclical Letter
- NatuRedux Synopsis & Analysis: Nothing in this world is indifferent to us [3-6]
- A prayer for our earth