The General Assembly designated April 22 as the International Mother Earth Day through a resolution adopted in 2009.
Nature suffers the highest records of terrestrial heat, the worst invasion of locusts, COVID 19 resulting from the intervention of man in nature, as well as crimes that disturb biodiversity, such as deforestation, changing of the use of the land, intensive agriculture and livestock production or the growing of illegal wildlife trade that can increase the contact and transmission of infectious diseases from animals to humans.
“Living the vocation to be protectors of God’s work is an essential part of a virtuous existence, it does not consist of something optional or a secondary aspect of the Christian experience” (LS 217) It is necessary to “recognize the world as a gift received from the love of the Father, which provokes a consequence of gratuitous attitudes of renunciation and generous gestures, even if no one sees or recognizes them” (LS 220)
The Earth is the common good that God has given us to take care of it and live in a grateful and harmonious way with it and with all our brothers and sisters.
Stop a little, take into account that your life is related to the earth, you can make a difference.
We must ask ourselves: how will I promote care for our Mother Earth in my community and in my environment?