How weird, this political campaign! I’m not referring to the candidates (although that might apply) but to the policies discussed and not discussed. The very survival of  us and the planet  hangs in the balance. Still, society and politicians (despite horrendous fires, flooding, viruses, and  consequent social and financial horrors) do not recognize social and financial catastrophe. Beyond all this,our primary human obligation is to care for God’s beloved creation. God resides in our air, water, planet, and cosmos. We have no right to ignore or abuse them. St. Francis (today marks his feast day) saw “with a third eye” God’s presence in every being, and treasured it. Whatever our religious or political affiliation, we must support our magnificent universe of which we are a part.

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