Jesuit Father Adelson Araujo dos Santos told Catholic News Service that being open to what indigenous cultures and spiritualities can teach about caring for "our common home" has "nothing to do with a return to paganism, nor does it deny the centrality of Christ and of humanity in the history of salvation."
Kaya, your experience and those you reference remind me of this anecdote about Carl Jung: A patient called and asked for a session. "Sorry", Jung said. "I have to see someone else." Shortly afterward the patient sees Jung relaxing at the beach. "You said you had to see a client!" the patient said, indignantly. "I do," Jung replied. "It's me."! Perhaps the story of John XXlll fits in here too. When the needs of the Church seemed overwhelming to him he would pray at night: "Lord, it's your Church. I'm going to sleep."