Take a moment to reflect on the photo.

If our praying is to be real, then our prayers should be compatible with the world in which we live. Christianity has been an indoor religion. The windows of our churches are stained, and while beautiful, they prevent worshippers from seeing and praying in communion with creation. …

The time is long overdue to discover and reverence the indwelling of God not only in us but in all creation, … developing a wholesome, prayerful, planetary spirituality.

To incorporate the vista of the Milky Way galaxy with its billions of stars into your prayers is to pray with wonder.

— From Prayers for a Planetary Pilgrim by Edward Hays

What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children?
— Laudato Si’

Which of your five senses brings you the most gratitude for creation?

This Lent the Ecological Sustainability Committee offers these daily reflections. These readings invite us to “Deepen our spirituality” (Directive 1) through contemplation on creation, Scripture, images, poetry and Laudato Si’. The reflections speak of a spirituality that brings us and others closer to God through the gifts and wonders of creation. That spirituality motivates us “to intensify efforts across the congregation to address the destruction of natural resources and the ecological and environmental crisis.” (Directive 4b)

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