|(From Bread for the World)|
St. Francis of Assisi had a deep love for “Lady Poverty” and turned from material possessions in order to be fully possessed by God who first loved him. St. Francis also loved all of creation because it spoke to him of the Creator of all.
Last week we were blessed to have Pope Francis visiting the United States and sharing his heart, so captured by the plight of the poor and the suffering of Earth. The Catholic Climate Covenant offers ways to intensify our efforts to care for creation. And during the week of the Pope’s visit, Franciscan Action Network calls us to a week of moral action on climate change. As Pope Francis touched down in DC, hundreds of religious leaders pledged to work together toward an end to hunger and poverty by 2030. (See Bread.org). Do we encounter those who suffer hunger and who live in poverty? Do we see in their faces our sister, our brother? That might be Pope Francis’ question for us.