Recent movies made, show that humans can no longer live on the earth as they once did: nuclear war, technology, climate change. The earth that we know will no longer be living space with which we are accustomed. We will be controlled by machines, robots with alone be ridding us of trash, and earth people will be going to other planets to live so begins a seminary rector article in With Bible.
According to a survey that was made in 2016 of
the 14,900 nuclear weapons 93 % are possessed by Russia and the United
States. France, China, England, Pakistan, India and Israel each of
them, it is surmised, possess from 80 to 300 and North Korea would have
under 15. Pope Francis reminds us in the first chapter of Laudatio Si
that the earth "is like a sister with whom we share our life and a
beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us." And yet we have
enough nuclear fire power to destroy the world a number of times
Nuclear power plants likewise are dangerous.
He mentions the Chernobyl Fukushima and the Three Mile Island
accidents. At present we have 442 nuclear power plants. The spent fuel
will take 10 thousand of years before declared safe. They are not safe
and or not economical and are not friendly to our environment.
pray to be delivered from evil Matt. 6:13 scripture scholars remind us
this is not subjecive evil but human evil that will harm all of us. At
the time of Jesus people thought that the devil was the cause of much
of sickness, Evil brings about division and death, People doubted the
dignity of those who were sick and were treated as sinners. and where
isolated from the community. Jesus worked against this to reunite
people to the community.
We no longer believe this to
be the case but the devil has found in recent times a better way to
bring about division and death with more efficient methods: wars,
development of munitions, military installations, corruption, lies,
violence, conflict, destruction of the environment.
conculdes the article with the mention of a Paris Foreign Mission who
died recently at the age of 78. He spent the last 16 years in the
seminary as a teacher and friend to students. He asked the students in
his talks do you bring to prayer the things you read in the newspapers?
Regretfully many Christians separate the religious life from the daily
life and privatize and individualize what they hear and see. They do not
see Jesus suffering in what is happening in the world. When we are indifferent to the suffering of our brothers and sisters we are
indifferent to God.
He remember on a trip to the Holy
Land in a room where the Lord's prayer was commemorated he heard the
missioner crying. He asked him the reason for the tears and he replied: "Why is it that we all recognize God as our Father but can't do it
together. When will that day come?"
May we be
delivered from the indifference to the suffering of our brothers and
sisters. Deliver us from the exploitation and the destruction of the
creation you have given us only in search of profits and mammon.