Leaving home

sunset from the airplane

Today I set off on a trip around the world. I am excited, but not without a bit of consternation. What did I bring, what did I forget, what will I find… so many things to worry about.

Then we flew off into the sunset. This photo is from the window of the plane at 36000 feet. The setting sun lit the clouds from below, so that they glowed from within.

I am on a short sabbatical, to learn more from interreligious dialogue. My real purpose is to reacquaint myself with the transcendent beauty of the world by seeing it from a different perspective.

The sunset was God’s gift, a perfect sign.