If we Christians truly treasure the hope that one day we, like Adam and the penitent thief, will walk alongside the One who caused even the dead wood of the cross to blossom with flowers, then we must also imitate the Master's art and make the desolate earth grow green.
What would the world be, once bereft of wet and of wildness?
Let them be left, O let them be left, wildness and wet
Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet.
Gerard Manley Hopkins