Scientists agree that forests everywhere are in serious trouble due to climate change and human demand for land and forest products. Our forests are vital to the whole Earth community, humans as well as other beings. Pope Francis reminds us that they have intrinsic value beyond their usefulness.
Use this special day to get informed, dialogue with others about the issue, and plan an action in your local area like planting an oak tree. In addition, get out there and enjoy their beauty. They are a sacred place to pray, and they are also known to stimulate mental health and well-being.