The scripture readings for this month coalesce around the themes of hospitality and the promise of divine blessing. They also lift up the critical importance of a holistic, sacramental view of God's creation. Such a vision reflects the ancient tradition of the Church. It also highlights our contemporary, moral imperative to act with charity and justice toward all members of earth's community of life. "The Gospel of Creation," chapter two of Pope Francis's encyclical Laudato Si', provides very helpful insights for the homilist to visit these themes from a new vantage point.