Like a comet across the sky, like an explosion of shooting stars, so it seems that God has touched the children of the world in 2019. Among others, our children are now leading the world to save our planet earth. While powerful officials and corporations continue the destruction of the planet, young people are bringing us to a new understanding. If the adult world only watches and applauds, and does not engage, perhaps little will change. But where money, power and self-interest ruled, a new moral ethic is sweeping the way ahead. Sixteen-year-old Greta Lundberg of Sweden may have brought the school children out into the streets; however, she is not the only youthful leader pressing for an ecologically sustainable world. Along with others of all ages, let us work together.
by Kathryn Casper, OSB