Here is another excerpt from Laudato Si. Keep reading and reflecting!
224. Sobriety and humility were not favourably
regarded in the last century. And yet, when
there is a general breakdown in the exercise of a
certain virtue in personal and social life, it ends
up causing a number of imbalances, including
environmental ones. That is why it is no longer
enough to speak only of the integrity of ecosystems.
We have to dare to speak of the integrity
of human life, of the need to promote and unify
all the great values. Once we lose our humility,
and become enthralled with the possibility of
limitless mastery over everything, we inevitably
end up harming society and the environment. It
is not easy to promote this kind of healthy humility
or happy sobriety when we consider ourselves autonomous, when we exclude God from
our lives or replace him with our own ego, and
think that our subjective feelings can define what
is right and what is wrong.