This is the Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Just this past Sunday, people from around the globe in 156 countries joined over 2600 events and rallies, including an estimated 400,000 marchers in New York City all participating in the People’s Climate March. Even Louisville had a rally at Memorial Park. The messages were: climate change, pollution, greed, political corruption all are harming the earth dramatically and the people on earth to be hurt the most will be the most vulnerable.
With overwhelming documented evidence that we have a true crisis, from lung disease from coal dust, to loss of land of indigenous people, to forecasts that gloom the future of generations of children, the need to act now is clear.
Many, if not most, of the thousands of organizations and groups giving voice to this call to do the right thing are made up of people of faith, here in Louisville as well, including the work of many of our women religious communities.
Among those in power and influence, who hears and who cares? And what message do we get from our readings this week that might give us insight?