I write this Thought for Shabbat from the airport in Houston on my way back from a wonderful vacation with Michele.
We had the good fortune to travel to Alaska for a tour/cruise. It was a beautiful trip with great memories.
We went primarily to see the majesty of nature before it is altered beyond recognition by global climate change; unfortunately, so much damage has already been done and we saw and experienced it first hand. It renewed in me the need to act in ways that are sustainable and even help to reverse the damage that has been done.
Princess Cruises’ motto is “come back new.” I certainly feel refreshed, but I think I’m still me. What is new, is an appreciation of the enormity and beauty of God’s Creation—and the obligation that each of us has to “till it and tend it.”