polarPope Francis has written in Laudato Si, “Because of us, thousands of species will no longer give glory to God by their very existence, nor convey their message to us. We have no such right.”  I never before thought of denying God God’s rights. God has created millions of species to the glory of the Divine, and we humans have thoughtlessly wiped out numerous species. God no longer hears their chirps or delights in their activities. How does God regard our wiping out creation’s design planned billions of years ago? And what messages have we not heard? What beauty have we not seen? What mysteries have we not contemplated?

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  1. Sr. Joanne Mary on November 9, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    Very thought-provoking. True, how can we be so bold as to cause extinction; to say nothing about denying God the joy of creations having the mark of the Divine on them! I especially like your last question.

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