(This was a letter I wrote to the Cardinal regarding Laudato SI’ and the environment.)
“So we may be the loving, caring church that God wants us to be as long as it doesn’t inconvenience us too much, the weather is right, it won’t cost us any money, we won’t get sweaty and don’t have to lift a finger and it fits into our schedule. Let us Pray to the Lord.”
I have taken the time to acknowledge all the wonderful things that you the successes have accomplished, the doers, the achievers and to give thanks for all the intelligent moves that you have made in life to help others get back on track and do the right thing. So much intelligence, drive and perseverance, you all are part of the uplifting church. Why stop there?
Congratulations for the panacea of solutions and efforts that you have made within our lives. Thank You.
We like to consider ourselves great Christians don’t we? That is the goal, correct? We endeavor and strive to do the things that are beneficial to us and society isn’t that correct?
And we like to be acknowledged for our successes and those things that we have done right time and time again. That is a nice thing to happen isn’t it? Doing the right thing.
So if Pope Francis called you up and asked you to solarize or use a wind turbine to generate electricity for the schools and the churches and the seminary; you being a loyal servant would do that correct? You are the type of people that lead by example. You are the example. (Wanted to prank Holy Name Cathedral by having a fake Pope Francis prank call).
“We know that technology based on the use of highly polluting fossil fuels especially coal, but also oil and, to a lesser degree, gas needs to be progressively replaced without delay.” Without Delay. Repeat Without Delay.
(And so what happens we wait seven years and putter hoping that things will get better all on there own.)
Did you know that the Vatican installed solar cells and that the entire fleet of the pope mobile were converted to hybrid cars? His words have led to action. His action. Recently…