Because it is God’s creation

Beyond doubt, [St.] Francis not only praised God’s gracious love bestowed on Francis, but showed concern for all of God’s creatures as well. It sprang from a sense of gratitude for God’s continuing gifts to Francis and all people. Francis probably didn’t know the word “ecology.” But he showed a consistent love for creation because it is God’s creation. He knew that relationship to God included a universal relationship to all of God’s creatures. They became his brother and sister.

~ Lester Bach, OFM Cap, The Franciscan Journey: Embracing the Franciscan Vision
July 20th, 2015|Creation, St. Francis of Assisi (about him)|2 Comments