Quito, Ecuador, Jul 7, 2015/ 05:59 pm (CNA/EWTN News).-.
In an address at the San Francisco church in Quito, Ecuador Pope Francis told political and social policy makers of the nation to want to the household as their model for solidarity and subsidiarity.
In a family, moms and dads, grandparents and children feel at homefeel comfortable; no one is left out, the Holy Father said in his July 7 address. Should it not be the very same in society?
The Pope regreted that often in the political realm, programs are frequently pushed forward through confrontation and a desire to get rid of the other, instead of by interacting for the common good.
My position, my ideas and my strategies will certainly move on if I can dominatedominate others and impose my will. Is this the way a family should be? he asked. In households, everyone contributes to the common function, everyone works for the typical excellent, not rejecting each individualseveryones uniqueness but encouraging and supporting it.
The values found out in family life such as love, fraternity and mutual respect, can and need to materialize in societal life as appreciation, uniformity and subsidiarity, the Pope explained. He asked those present to translate their love for their neighborhood, society and country into actions and not simply words.
Who we are, and exactly what we have, has actually been givenoffered to us so that we can place it at the service of others. Our task is making it bear fruit in goodgreats, he said.
Pope Francis particularly asked that policy makers show respectlionize and solidarity in safeguarding the great environmental variety in Ecuador, which is house to both mountains and coastlands, as well as the Galapagos Islands.
The tapping of natural deposits, which are so plentiful in Ecuador, must not be worried with short-term benefits, he said. As stewards of these riches which we have actually received, we have an obligation towards society as a whole and towards future generations.
The people of Ecuador took a step in this instructions in the fall of 2008, when they became the very first country to adopt a constitution that lawfully recognizes the Rights of Nature to exist, persist, keep and regenerate its essential cycles, structure, functions and its processes in development. (Article 1 of Rights of Nature chapter of the Ecuador constitution).
Referencing his ecological encyclical, Laudato Si, Pope Francis asked those present to remain to secure their natural surroundings and to see themselves as teachers of an integral ecology.
Ecuador is among the richest areas both in the variety of species and in endemic, uncommon or less safeguarded specieshellip; it requires higher security because of its tremendous importance for the worldwide ecosystemhellip; it possesses a tremendously complicated biodiversity which is nearly difficult to value fully, yet when (such woodlands) are burned down or leveled for functions of cultivation, within the space of a couple of years countless species are lost and the areas regularly become arid wastelands, the Pope stated, referring to his encyclical.
Simply as people experience a feeling of responsibility for those in their own household, so too must they see themselves as accountable for members of society and for future generations, who will certainly acquire the world as it is left to them, the Pope included.
He also asked the public policy makers to helpto assist Ecuador overcome its existing obstacles of migration, overcrowded cities, consumerism, poverty and joblessness with laws and policies that aimtarget at inclusion, produce chances for dialogue and encounter, while leaving behind all kinds of repression, extreme control or loss of liberty as agonizing previous memories.
Really hoping in a much better future require providing real opportunities to people, especially young peopleyouths, producing employment, and making sure a financial growth which is shared by all (rather than just existing on paper, in macroeconomic stats), and promoting a sustainable development capable of producing a strong and cohesive social fabric, he said.
The Pope also asked those present to think about all the diverse people of Ecuador as valuable individuals in its democracy, and to consider how such diversity can produce a beautiful society that is working towardspursuing the typical good.
The Church wantslongs for her part to work together in the pursuit of the typical great, through her social and instructional works, promoting ethical and spiritual values, and working as a prophetic indication which brings a ray of light and intend to all, especially those most in requirement, he stated.
May the Lord grant that the civil society which you represent will certainly always be a fitting setting for experiencing and exercising these values of which I have actually spoken.
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