“All it takes is one good person to restore hope!” Pope Francis says in Laudato Si’ #71. St. Francis wrote, “Be praised, my Lord, for our sister Mother Earth….” A personal exercise in hope might be counting the shades of green in a forest, or the numerous life forms that thrive in the ocean, then reflecting on what this vast outpouring teaches us about God, their creator.
Jesus, our brother, you taught profoundly with flowers of the field,
birds of the air, water, and vines.
Give us, too, your reverence for creation.
Name five gifts you received today from the earth.