Heaven Father, we ask You to give us hearts of compassion, care and love for one another and for all the creatures You have created. May actions in care for Creation honor You and demonstrate our gratitude for all creatures who give us inspiration, companionship and sustenance.
When our hearts are authentically open to universal communion, this sense of fraternity excludes nothing and no one. Our indifference or cruelty towards fellow. Creatures of this world sooner or later affects the treatment we mete out to other human beings. We have only one heart, and the same wretchedness which leads us to mistreat an animal will not be long in showing itself in our relationships with other people.¶ 92 Laudato Si’ 2015