The Mysticism of Laudato Si’18
HEALING A SICK PLANET
The sickness of Planet Earth leads to the sickness of its inhabitants, and especially the poor. The pope says: ‘The violence present in our hearts, wounded by sin, is reflected in the symptoms of sickness evident in the soil, the water, the air, and in all forms of life’ (2). ‘The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth’ (21). ‘We need only take a frank look at the facts to see that our common home is falling into serious disrepair’ (61).