As COP 28 gets underway, bless you for reminding us, along with Pope Francis, that the suffering of mankind and the earth are inextricably linked.
Blessed are you for reminding us that we all have a share of responsibility, however small our gestures of conversion and sobriety;
Blessed are you for reminding us that our horizons touch and that what happens far away has origins and repercussions in what we have set in motion here;
Blessed are you for reminding us that thousands of brothers and sisters must flee a land that has become uninhabitable and that we have a duty to welcome them because we are responsible for what has ruined their economic balance, their land and their cultural know-how;
Blessed are you for reminding us that neither the earth, nor the oceans, nor the forests belong to us and are not commodities that can be bought and sold for the benefit of the rich.