Earth Day is almost here. It is an important day to celebrate the earth that God gave us, reflect upon the right relationship between us and its resources, and stand up for and promote good stewardship.
In his message Have Mercy on our Common Home, Pope Francis named caring for our common home as a new act of mercy, along with feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, clothing the naked, and the other corporal and spiritual acts of mercy. Earth Day, April 22, and Divine Mercy Sunday, April 23, occur on the same weekend. This is the perfect time to highlight this new act of mercy as an integral part of Christian life.
Mercy2Earth is a global campaign to encourage Catholics to reflect on Pope Francis’ important “Show Mercy to our Common Home” message and put it into action. Visit the Mercy2Earth website here to learn more about how you and your community can participate.
Read the Pope’s message, Have Mercy on our Common Home, here. Watch the video below to learn more about this issue.