2Sm 7. 1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16; Ps 89; Rm 16. 25-27; Lk 1. 26-38
In the meantime, we come together to take charge of this home which has been entrusted to us, know-ing that all the good which exists here will be taken up into the heavenly feast. …At the end, we will find ourselves face to face with the infinite beauty of God…and be able to read with admiration and happiness the mystery of the universe, which with us [God] will share in unending plenitude. Even now we are journeying towards the sabbath of eternity, the new Jerusalem, towards our common home in heaven. Jesus says: “I make all things new.”5
- Genesis 1.31.
- The phrase appears 11 times throughout Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Sí! It first appears in his title: “On Care for Our Common Home.” He means planet Earth. “Planet” appears 30 times.
- 1Peter 5.10.
- The Roman Missal, Christmas Vigil Mass, Prayer over the Offerings.
- Laudato Sí!, 244…243.