From a sermon by Saint Leo the Great, pope
Recognise the dignity of your nature
Our words and exhortations are not intended to make you disdain God’s works or think there is anything contrary to your faith in creation, for the good God has himself made all things good. What we do ask is that you use reasonably and with moderation all the marvellous creatures which adorn this world; as the Apostle says: The things that are seen are transient but the things that are unseen are eternal.
(Sorry but the network appears to be down this morning so there will be noe pictures in todays reading........a technical difficulty)