Stewardship: Caring for God’s Creation – Gaudium Evangelii, Chapter 2, Cultural Challenges

In some places a spiritual ‘desertification’ has evidently come about as the result of attempts by some societies to build without God or to eliminate their Christian roots. In those places “the Christian world is becoming sterile, and it is depleting itself like an overexploited ground, which transforms into a desert.” In other countries, violent opposition to Christianity forces Christians to hide their faith in their own beloved homeland. This is another painful kind of desert. But family and the workplace can also be a parched place where faith nonetheless has to be preserved and communicated. Yet, “it is starting from the experience of the desert…that we can again discover the joy of believing, its vital importance for us men and women. In the desert we discover the value of what is essential for living; thus in today’s world there are innumerable signs, often expressed implicitly or negatively, of the thirst for God, for the ultimate meaning of life.”

 

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