Weekly Reflection from CPLO and the Jesuit Institute Week of 22 January 2018
by Paulina French “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity” – Albert Einstein
The modification of nature for useful purposes has distinguished the human family from the beginning; technology itself “expresses the inner tension that impels man gradually to overcome material limitations”. Technology has remedied countless evils which used to harm and limit human beings. How can we not feel gratitude and appreciation for this progress, especially in the fields of medicine, engineering and communications? How could we not acknowledge the work of many scientists and engineers who have provided alternatives to make development sustainable? (Pope Francis, Laudato Si’, 102)
I ask for the grace to accept the changes happening around me but not to allow these changes to stand in the way of human interaction.
Help me to remember that the advancements are as a result of many people’s creativity and hard work.