Season of Creation 2021 – “A home for all? Renewing the oikos of God”31 August 2021
Abraham and Sarah opened their tent, making it home for three strangers who turned out to be angels of God.
Cf. Gen 18
The Season of Creation is a time to renew our relationship with our Creator and all creation through celebration, conversion, and commitment together. During the Season of Creation, we join our sisters and brothers in the ecumenical family in prayer and action for our common home.
This season starts on 1 September, the Day of Prayer for Creation, and ends on 4 October, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology upheld by many Christian denominations.
This year’s theme “A home for all? Renewing the oikos of God” is inspired by the biblical text of Genesis 18, in which Abraham and Sarah make their tent a home for three strangers. We want to make ours the invitation of the Time of Creation to renew the personal and community call to continue opening spaces for dialogue and discernment around the possibility of welcoming everyone, particularly “people in a situation of exclusion”. (Cf. DC 2017 n. 16,7)
May all the activities and commitments of our Family have their roots in the Gospel, strengthen in each one of us welcoming attitudes similar to those of Mary, and help us to build with others a world that is Home for all.