01 Sep Rap song for Ecological Conversion, “Laudato Si’ Revolution”
The 1st of September 2020 is the World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation and the first day of the Season of Creation. As part of the Laudato Si’ Revolution, a global Franciscan campaign for integral and ecological conversion, the JPIC Office celebrates this year’s World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation with the newly released RAP SONG, “Laudato Si’ Revolution” by Br. Sandesh Manuel, OFM.
The music video, which is the second video of the campaign, is full of energy and inspiration for ecological conversion. It urges us to take a bold move to live our Franciscan vocation more radically in today’s world. Pope Francis asked us to get engaged in the interreligious dialogue for the integral ecology. That’s why the video contains various clips from multi-religious groups around the world. We hope you listen to it, watch it, sing to it, share it with others, and take part in the action. We believe that it has enough power to get other religious traditions and youth together in the campaign. Let’s feel the beat and take action!
“We need to let go of ego till we don’t know vanity
We are not God, our role is humanity
Many things have to change why don’t we start with us?
But I know there are naysayers that want to discuss
Others are passive, choosing not to change
All of their habits, then they wonder why they’re blamed
And in terms of business and consumerism
I think we’ve lost track of what’s real and what really isn’t
In one way or another we all wanna see the light
So how about we start living today in the name of Christ?
Like Saint Francis and let go of our possessions
Do that and see what happens to all your obsessions
Put your hands up when you listen to this song
Rejoice in Jesus’ name, realize we can get along
We can’t replace beauty with man-made constructions
Change the way you live and let go of all your obstructions!”
The Plenary Council of the Order 2018, in number 188 tells us:
“In evangelization and catechesis, to make use of art, culture, and nature in the light of Laudato si’; to use new technological tools, inviting young people to participate more deeply in the real world, and involving them in the realities of the poor, of the Church, and of God in a more concrete and incarnated way; making sure that connections are created with people from other cultures, countries and continents”