“The more I read it in my theology course, the more I realized how it related to my life and the way I grew up and the way my parents helped us see the gift of creation as part of revelation of God’s love and this intrinsic calling of the Christian life to take care of creation”
In a year dominated by ongoing crises, including the worsening climate emergency, COVID-19 pandemic, mass migrations, and biodiversity loss, Catholics came together over and over again to care for our common home.
This, however, does not absolve us of our responsibilities as stewards of creation. Let us not forget that it was for Noah’s sake that the world was not utterly destroyed. The implication of the covenant with Noah is that “all it takes is one good person to restore hope!” (LS 71)
Advent is a reminder that human existence is constantly bathed in God’s overpowering love, but is always a time of waiting, of expectation, for the fullness of God’s justice and light lie only in the future.
As we move forward in Advent, let’s ask ourselves, is there an inner conviction in each of us about the significant contribution we can make to care for our common home?
These days, because of his passion and care for creation, Bishop D’Silva is often called “the green bishop” by his friends and colleagues, a moniker he welcomes.