Worshiping and Listening to the Creator

Dear sisters and brothers,

“When I see the heavens, the work of your hands,  The moon and stars which you arranged, What is man that you should keep him in mind, Mortal man that you care for him? “ (Psalm 8)

Today is the midpoint of COP26, a traditional break from the Conference negotiations. The Scottish bishops invited delegates, activists and Scotland’s Catholics to join them for Mass in St Aloysius, Glasgow. It was an opportunity to reflect on the climate emergency from the context of Faith and to pray for the success of the Conference. Our thoughts were raised to the Creator who calls us to hear the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.

I later attended an ecumenical service in St Mungo’s Cathedral with a friend of mine, Bishop Martin Hayes, from Ireland and Fr Josh, a Jesuit priest, and scientist who is a member of the Vatican delegation at COP26.

Finally, I participated in a SCIAF function where I met a number of their partners from the developing world who represent the poor communities which you support through your donations to SCIAF.

“The heavens proclaim the glory of God, And the firmament shows forth the work of his hands” (Psalm18)