Originally published on National Catholic Reporter
We are five days out from the People’s Climate March in New York. The ark, a float in the upcoming march, is built and on its flatbread truck on its way to Manhattan.
You are probably wondering why the ark became the symbol for Green Faith. Obviously, we are looking for a miracle to happen on September 21. We want God to repent God’s anger and give us one more chance. We want to see the bow in the sky. And we are mightily interested in all the colors of all the animals on earth coming together to create a new beginning for humanity. In fact, the biggest question being asked internally about the march is why people of color should participate in it. The answers so far are less invitational than they might be. But I’ll get to that.
We know the march will be big, if for no other reason than our phones are ringing off their hooks. We don’t yet know if it will be a miracle or not. Miracles are something the divine pulls off, even if we assist mightily as partners in miracle making. Plus, there is always the possibility it is too late for the climate and that repair, not restoration or new beginning, is all that we can hope for.