I read today, “No wild black rhinos remain in West Africa, according to the latest global assessment of threatened species.”  And as I come to the sentence telling me that 25% of the world’s mammals are threatened with extinction, I think it is time for a moment of silence.  A long moment of silence.

And a poem:

Watching a Documentary About Polar Bears Trying To Survive on the Melting Ice Floes
by Mary Oliver

That God has a plan, I do not doubt.
But what if His plan was, that we would do better?