A Family of Faith

Posted by Franciscan Media on Feb 9, 2018 5:30:00 AM

Family of Faith | Photo by Cody Black on Unsplash

The care we have for our children, parents, and siblings should model how we think about and care for creation. In this sense, Saint Francis of Assisi had it correct from the start: Each aspect of creation is our brother and sister; we are part of the same family, the same community of creation.

When I hike and find myself overwhelmed by the beauty of God’s creation, I am grateful to be a part of this community. The rest of creation cares for you and me; it’s our duty to care for it, too. And that’s not just some romantic birdbath talk; it’s the meaning of being part of this extended family.

—from the book God Is Not Fair, and Other Reasons for Gratitude by Daniel P. Horan, OFM

God is Not Fair by Dan Horan, OFM

Categories: God, care for creation, saint francis of assisi