Just in time for the annual ecumenical Season of Creation (September 1- October 4), our Week #11 Way to Care for Creation is to spend time in God’s creation by appreciating and finding wonder in both the living and the non-living. Slowing down and spending time outdoors admiring the sights and sounds of creation and expressing gratitude for the miraculous interaction of all creatures is a sure way to connect with God our Father, and to develop a personal mandate for protection for his works. “The universe unfolds in God, who fills it completely. Hence, there is a mystical meaning to be found in a leaf, in a mountain trail, in a dewdrop, in a poor person’s face” [LS 233]. God’s gifts to his people are extraordinary; let us take intentional steps to experience, know, and advocate for these precious gifts!