Pope Francis and Cardinal Tagle are right. It is our mission to care for our planet. I actually am not sure why other people disagree on the pope talking about such a theme, when it’s each person’s social and spiritual responsibility to care for the world that God gave for us to live in.
It is sad to think that many people just don’t do their part in saving our ecosystem and instead simply put the blame on others. It is also quite disappointing when I hear of news that some people and agencies of various governments put their interests first before the good of the planet and their countrymen.
God made us stewards of this world, not to waste its resources, but to use them wisely, not just for our own good, but for the good of everyone. Let’s hope and pray that we keep that in mind.
“In Laudato Si’ Pope Francis reminds us to replace consumption with a sense of sacrifice, greed with generosity and wastefulness with a spirit of sharing,” Cardinal Tagle writes. “We must ‘give, and not simply give up’. We are called to free ourselves from all that is heavy and negative and wasteful and to enter into dialogue with our global family.”
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, the Archbishop of Manila, said, in his encyclical, Pope Francis has called on every person to undertake a mission to save the planet, their relationship with God and the human family.