A Baby Seal and Laudato Si’
For many of us, summer is a time to take a break, get away, and rejuvenate. We use this time to reconnect with friends and family and to connect with nature. This may mean hiking on a mountain, picnicking in a forest grove, enjoying a campfire on a cool night, or walking the beach at your favorite seashore. Whatever your connection with nature entails, it is sure to bring you closer to the wonders of God.
The other day I was lounging on my beach chair at the New Hampshire shore. I was enjoying watching the waves roll in and seeing the progress of the tides. All of a sudden, I saw a small blob creeping up onto the sand in a kind of “worm-like” fashion. To my amazement, it was a baby seal! Within minutes a small crowd of onlookers had gathered to view this tiny spectacle of nature. In all my years at this beach, I have never seen a baby seal up close and personal. (more…)