I have begun to publish sections and segments of the Popes letter on OUR network of blogs as well as on Linkedin & Quora & Newsvine and will add my comments over time. Pappa francescos 180 page letter is much less about religion than it is about nature and the planet earth. He proposes some fairly radical yet simple and understandable solutions for humankind. It is way past time to start paying attention to what we are all doing or allowing others to do.
202. Many things have to change course, but
it is we human beings above all who need to
change. We lack an awareness of our common
origin, of our mutual belonging, and of a future
to be shared with everyone. This basic awareness
would enable the development of new convictions,
attitudes and forms of life. A great cultural,
spiritual and educational challenge stands before
us, and it will demand that we set out on the
long path of renewal.