The earth is not our property. It is entrusted to us; we are called to look after it. The resources of our planet are not unlimited. We have a duty of solidarity among individuals and peoples, and for future generations. To find a style of life that allows sustainable development, all our skills of imagination and creativity are required. They must be put to use in daily life and also stimulate scientific research, artistic inspiration, and the invention of new projects for society.
How can we open up spaces for sharing: what can we give and receive? And we should not forget to praise God for creation. For this, times of rest and contemplation are essential.
Adapted from "Four Proposals from Taizé".