Laudato Si’ is an encyclical by Pope Francis which means “Praise be to you”, to thank and praise God for his wondrous creation. The encyclical emphasizes the need for us to work together to safe guard his creation which is the Earth home that we share. It addresses several key concerns of our world today that affect our whole ecology which we are tightly integrated with.
God Invites Us Into Unceasing Conversation
Prayer is not introspection. It is not a scrupulous, inward-looking analysis of our own thoughts and feelings but it is a careful attentiveness to the Presence of Love personified inviting us to an encounter. Prayer is the presentation of our thoughts— reflective thoughts, as well as daydreams, and night dreams—to the One who receives them, sees them in the light of unconditional love, and responds to them with divine compassion. This context of thinking in the Presence, of conversation and dialogue with Love, is the joyful affirmation of our gentle Companion on the journey with God who knows our minds and hearts, our goodness and our beauty, our darkness and our light.
– Henri Nouwen