Reverence for Life

 Rev. Cynthia Snavely

“Lost in thought, I sat on deck of the barge, struggling to find the elementary and universal concept of the ethical that I had not discovered in any philosophy…. Late on the third day, at the very moment when, at sunset, we were making our way through a herd of hippopotamuses, there flashed upon my mind, unforeseen and unsought, the phrase : ‘Reverence for Life’…. Now I had found my way to the principle in which affirmation of the world and ethics are joined together!” Albert Schweitzer