September 1, 2020, is the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation and this is an important opportunity to celebrate the richness of the Christian faith as an expression to protect our common home.
As followers of Christ, we share a common role as stewards of God’s creation, our well-being is linked to the well-being of our mother earth. It is also a moment of renewing our hearts and minds, and in rebuilding our relationship with Mother Earth, we are restoring our relationship with God.
In these months in which our globalized world has been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, we became aware of our shared human nature and how interconnected the political, economic, social, spiritual, and cultural dimensions are. We realized how unjust systems created the environment for the spread of diseases, how fragile our lives are, and how vulnerable we were before the virus. The pandemic also became an opportunity for us to joins hands to defend lives and ensure that we do not fall victim of the virus. It is also an opportunity for a new form of solidarity to emerge.