The natural world has always been a window into the holiness of God, the wonder of creation. Most of my haikus emerge from moments of encounter, and moments of reflection, about our current environmental challenges, in the light of faith and hope. Often, I become very discouraged about our chances for survival as a human species. Since Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si, my awareness, reflection, and my faith in God’s transforming power of love have grown. I participated in the Wheaton Franciscan conversation over the months about Laudato Si’, and I often read our community action plan pledge as a prayer, that I may live with intention and integrity.