"To share in the sufferings of God includes sharing in the sufferings of the earth. God loves the earth too deeply to give up on it. God does not need cynics. God needs resolute people of faith who care so much for the earth that even when hope is dead, they will not write off the earth; instead they will hope by faith and continue to invest themselves deeply in the well-being of the earth. God needs these resolute people of faith now." -Mark Brocker. (Cheers to a thoughtful ethics professor and pastor).