Nearly Eternal

What part of creation makes you feel small? Ask your listeners to attend to the following quote and consider their responses: “To stand at the edge of the sea, to sense the ebb and flow of the tides, to feel the breath of a mist moving over a great salt marsh, to watch the flight of shorebirds that have swept up and down the surf lines of the continents for untold thousands of years, to see the running of the old eels and the young shad to the sea, is to have knowledge of things that are as nearly eternal as any earthly life can be” (Rachel Carson, Under the Sea-Wind [New York: Penguin, 1996], 3).