Do not forget the Creator

Michelangelo's God and Adam, on the Sistine Chapel The heavens declare the glory of God,
The vault of heaven proclaims his handiwork’

Psalm 19.1

To you, humanity, who look with pleasure on the works of your hand, the fruit of your genius, Christ says to you: Do not forget the One who gave birth to us all! Do not forget the Creator!

Further, the more profoundly you know the laws of nature, the more you discover its wealth and potential, the more intensely you must remember him.

Do not forget the Creator – Christ tells us – and respect Creation! Do your work using the resources that God has given you as they should be used! Transform these riches with the help of science and technology, but do not abuse them; be neither a usurper nor an exploiter, without considering the goods that have been created! Do not destroy or contaminate! Remember your neighbour and the poor! Think of the future generations!

Saint John Paul II

livesimply Anthology, a CAFOD resource, edited by Annabel Shilson-Thomas.

Photo: Michelangelo’s painting of God and Adam with God giving life to Adam, on the wall of the Sistine Chapel. [Photo credit: Yosemitewu57]