“I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together.” – Queen Elizabeth
We require a new and universal solidarity. “Everyone’s talents and involvement are needed to redress the damage caused by human abuse of God’s creation”. All of us can cooperate as instruments of God for the care of creation, each according to his or her own culture, experience, involvements and talents. (Pope Francis, LS #14)
REFLECTION: Creation and involvement are very much related to each other. But involvement is commonly known as sharing, engagement, and participation. It is also to become part of the lives of others, so it must be very clear to us how the word involvement is closely connected with nature and creation. We are the ones who are involved in the creation itself and that we must continue to involve ourselves in protecting, nourishing and loving all the creations of God. So, all He is asking from us is that we must take good care of them for the benefit of all.
Key Statement: Involvement is commonly known as sharing, engagement, and participation.
Personal Challenge: I must involve myself in the works of caring the earth.
God of presence, we thank You for the breath of life and a heart that loves. Empower us to participate actively in the task of reducing, reusing and recycling the resources of the earth. Guide us to work hand in hand with our fellows in creating a sustainable environment. Amen.
ROMANO M. BULATAO is a Professor at Saint Louis University (SLU), Baguio City. He completed his AB Philosophy in 1990 at the Saint Anthony Mary Claret College (SAMCC), Quezon City; MA Religious Studies in 2003, and MA Philosophy in 2014, both in SLU; Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Theology, Major in Missiology, at the Institute for Consecrated Life in Asia (ICLA) – SAMCC in 2021. Mr. Bulatao served as the Department Head of Religion at SLU (2006-2009); and President of the Kapatirang Claretiano Inc. – Pangasinan Chapter (KCI-PC), since 2011. He is the author of the book entitled Touching Thoughts A-Z published in 2009; translator of the Novena to Saint Anthony Mary Claret (from Pangasinan language to English) published in 2015; and the Novena kay San Antonio Maria Claret (from Pangasinan language to Filipino) published in 2020 by the Claretian Publications. ((firstname.lastname@example.org)