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Laudato Si’ is not only beautiful. It is also difficult. Laudato Si’ is unflinching in its recognition that creation was entrusted to our care and that we have let selfishness and short-sightedness lead to its ruin.
How is it that a 17-year-old young woman has been able to galvanize millions of climate activists when so many of her elders have fallen short?
The climate activist delivered a stern warning: "Our house is still on fire."
If only we responded to the scientific probabilities of climate change in the same way we react to the odds presented in medical diagnoses, the planet would have a much healthier future.