Laudato Si 45: Where Do We Find Natural Beauty?

Earth from Apollo 8The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website.

The privileged do appreciate natural beauty, but often wish for an exclusive space for enjoying it:

45. In some places, rural and urban alike, the privatization of certain spaces has restricted people’s access to places of particular beauty. In others, “ecological” neighborhoods have been created which are closed to outsiders in order to ensure an artificial tranquillity. Frequently, we find beautiful and carefully manicured green spaces in so-called “safer” areas of cities, but not in the more hidden areas where the disposable of society live.

The challenge is that areas of society’s disposable persons are ravaged by interlopers, visitors, angry persons, and others. And we know that if there’s something to exploit for gain, it can be protected.

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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