Today we reflected on part of Chapter 1 in "Laudato Si," highlighting what spoke to us and annotating some responses.
Ciaran: his message is clear-to respect what you have and don't just throw it out when "it's time!'
Ben: we used to repair a lot of things but now we just buy something new-we are not upcycling well.
Joe: we over-package, we don't upcycle and we always want "new" things!
Angus: these days we even make things to be thrown away!
Maria: we don't take care of things properly-we take things for granted and don't bother to repair things anymore.
Jamie: Pope Francis means that we always want new things even though the things we have work. If we upcycle, people can use things we don't want!