It is hard to keep in touch with current events in the world today without fearing that we may be facing challenges whose outcome could determine whether life actually survives on planet earth for very much longer. And it could be ended by our own hand.
And yet on this Thanksgiving Day, I have found myself looking out at the world and feeling an incredible joy. I cannot claim that it is rational. It’s more like the high one might get on a drug. Except that I am absolutely sober. Life – all life – seems so beautiful – so ingenious – so dynamic – so giving. I feel it is a great unearned privilege to be alive in this moment.