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We ourselves are dust of the earth

By on September 30, 2021

“the earth herself, burdened and laid waste, is among the most abandoned and maltreated of our poor; she “groans in travail” (Rom 8:22). We have forgotten that we ourselves are dust of the earth (cf. Gen 2:7); our very bodies are made up of her elements, we breathe her air and we receive life and refreshment from her waters.”
― Pope Francis, On Care for Our Common Home: The Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’

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