Our modern life can be very convenient — waxed, shiny apples, washed potatoes, and ready-to-eat mixed greens, all within reach on supermarket shelves. We can take for granted how they got there. We may think even less about how they were grown ... This disconnectedness affects our relationship with nature. The wish to gain back this link leads many people to dust off their gardening tools and try planting something in a corner of their yard. The benefits go beyond having healthier, cheaper food. The small act of gardening can evoke a new awareness of creation, and the possibility of building our community.
The President of the Focolare Movement addresses the United Nations
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Looking forward to the Pope’s environmental encyclical – not green, but Christian
How can we rediscover hope in the midst of personal and social struggle?
At first I didn’t know how to respond