Monday, August 23, 2010

The St. Francis Pledge

I would urge anyone who is serious about being good stewards to our planet - Catholic or not - to consider taking the St. Francis Pledge as laid out by the folks at Catholic Climate Covenant. Costs you nothing monetarily, but it does require you to do the following:
- PRAY and reflect on the duty to care for God’s Creation and protect the poor and vulnerable.

- LEARN about and educate others on the causes and moral dimensions of climate change.

- ASSESS how we-as individuals and in our families, parishes and other affiliations-contribute to climate change by our own energy use, consumption, waste, etc.

- ACT to change our choices and behaviors to reduce the ways we contribute to climate change.

- ADVOCATE for Catholic principles and priorities in climate change discussions and decisions, especially as they impact those who are poor and vulnerable.
So we pray about our duty to creation, learn and educate others, assess our lifestyles and make appropriate changes to lessen the suffering of the poor. Goes beyond making a simple donation, but it actually involves us in affecting change; when you get right down to it, the most important and meaningful change we can make is within ourselves and how we live our own lives.

Please consider taking the Pledge!

Peace & All Good,

Daily Mass Readings
2 Thessalonians 1:1-5,11-12
Psalm 96:1-5
Matthew 23:13-22

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