Becoming Real

A group of white flowers growing in the grass.

By Leslie Porreca, RSM

Author and poet Rilke posed the question, “When does God pour the earth, the stars, into us?” It is a striking way of reflecting upon the idea of work and creativity and our becoming real. When our creativity has an opportunity to manifest itself in our work we do indeed become real. And our work becomes real. One of the ways I share my compassion towards Earth care and people care is through photography. Sharing with others the beauty of the earth is my answer to this question.

This week, when we celebrate the 5th anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical letter, Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home,I invite you to ask yourself the same question, “How does God pour Earth and stars into you, your work, your life?”We are on this journey together. How might you do life differently as we go forward?

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Photos: Leslie Porreca, RSM