Michael Dowd is theologian and author. He has a lot of language and approach that I quite like about “ecology as theology.” He encourages connection. He preaches and advocates for restored relationship to nature, which eventually lands in “we are nature.”
One of the things that I like most in this 18 minute homily is that in reflecting on CoVid and “abrupt climate change” and other realities of the times, Michael points to a the underlaying emotional need — to come to more of a relationship with our own mortality. Under that, I’d suggest is developing more of a relationship with fear.
This to me is invitation to the deeper learning. So that we humans might grow ourselves with a bit more harmony, and kindness, and consciousness — for whatever the time that we may have living on this planet.