Laudato Si 75: Proper Places for God and People

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

75. A spirituality which forgets God as all-powerful and Creator is not acceptable. That is how we end up worshipping earthly powers, or ourselves usurping the place of God, even to the point of claiming an unlimited right to trample his creation underfoot. The best way to restore men and women to their rightful place, putting an end to their claim to absolute dominion over the earth, is to speak once more of the figure of a Father who creates and who alone owns the world. Otherwise, human beings will always try to impose their own laws and interests on reality.

The imposition of human law: this is a topic frequently visited in other areas these days. Do you see abuse of the environment as an example of people not knowing their place in the cosmos, of human arrogance and narcissism?

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