At that very time there were some present who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. He asked them, “Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were worse sinners than all other Galileans? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all perish as they did.
Or those eighteen who were killed when the tower of Siloam fell on them–do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others living in Jerusalem? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all perish just as they did.”
Then he told this parable: “A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it and found none. So he said to the gardener, ‘See here! For three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree, and still I find none. Cut it down! Why should it be wasting the soil?’ He replied, ‘Sir, let it alone for one more year, until I dig around it and put manure on it. If it bears fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.'”
The encyclical, Laudato Si’ for the Care of Our Common Home
Learn more: https://www.laudatosi.va/en.html
- Does God speak to you? Do you listen?
- Do you strive to be good?
God gives us many warnings, and sometimes we pay attention to him and sometimes we do not. We learn from other people’s mistakes and take them as warning so that we do not do the same things.
When God tells us that there are certain things to happen to people who do not obey his laws and do not treat people with love, he is warning us about how we should live.
In this spirit, we need to learn from others before us.
Sustainability Development Goal #14 is “Life Under Water.”
Many goals have been set to improve the world’s life under water including but not limited to addressing marine pollution and regulating, harvesting and ending over fishing. You can learn more about this and how we can change what others before us have created by visiting: https://sdg-tracker.org/oceans
Annunciation of the Lord March 25, 2022
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