Climate change is the prophetic call to repentance of our time

April 6, 2017
By John Surette
National Catholic Reporter

In biblical times, repentance manifested itself in external signs such as fasting, public lamentations, loud cries and in the wearing of sackcloth and ashes. These external signs indicated a change of heart, a radical turning about. Repentance signified a turning in direction, not a minor one, but a 180-degree turning away from one’s previous path.