Pope Francis reflects on God’s creation

Pope Francis reflects on God’s creation and the Holy Spirit’s gift of Knowledge

“If we destroy creation, creation will destroy us! Never forget this!” Pope Francis 

Catholic World News – May 21, 2014 Continuing his weekly catechesis on the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, Pope Francis devoted his May 21 general audience to the Gift of Knowledge.

In this series he devoted his time, saying “Lord from the depths of our hearts we recognize, in all that we have and are, [is a] priceless gift from God and a sign of His infinite love for us.” This gift of knowledge, helps Christians avoid two errors in thinking about creation. 

The first is “considering ourselves masters of creation,” rather than welcoming it as a “wonderful gift that God has given us, so that we care for it and we use it for the benefit of all.” 

The second is “the temptation to limit ourselves to creatures, as if they can provide the answer to all our expectations.”