“Season of Creation”: A reflection from Paraguay

Margot Bremer rscj writes from Paraguay and shares this reflection on the “Season of Creation.”

Drawing from Laudato Si’ and relevant texts from Scriptures, she asserts that:

… chaos is not the end of the world, but the beginning of another world…
It is a message of HOPE that should encourage us to connect with the “hovering” of the Creator Spirit over the chaos and to look together for the emergence of new life.  In the last book of the Bible, the Apocalypse, the writer sees “a new heaven and a new earth” (Apoc. 21, 1). He was writing for the small communities, persecuted to death by the Roman Empire and divided among themselves by ideologies. At that moment, they found themselves in an existential crisis, in chaos. And, nevertheless, this was precisely the moment that the Spirit began to re-move in order to launch a new era with a new system and a new culture and another Church.

Today we are living at a very similar historical moment; we see that the Spirit is waiting to recreate from our chaos.  Therefore, our current situation of chaos rouses the cry of Psalm from us: “Send forth your Spirit and renew the face of the earth” (Psalm 104, 30), recognising that today we are in the “Season of Creation”.

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