In the readings for these weeks leading up to Lent, we see Jesus lay out his mission, announcing good news for the poor, and liberty to captives. He invites us to be part of that mission, to spread his message of love and reconciliation.  In Laudato Si’, Pope Francis sees a link between how we treat the natural world and how we treat one another, especially the most vulnerable of God’s children. May we heed the call of Jesus to build just relationships with all of our brothers and sisters and with all of God’s creation. 

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