… to go to sea is the glimpse the face of God. At sea I am reminded of my insignificance — of all men’s insignificance. It is a wonderful feeling to be so humbled.” — Steve Callahan.
Steve Callahan, author of Adrift, once spent seventy-six days lost at sea on a raft. Followers of the Pew know that feel closest to God when I am at a beach and swimming in the ocean. When I read Callahan’s words about insignificance and humility I had a better understanding of why I feel so happy at a beach.
It is healthy to “suffer a little humility” although I agree with Callahan that suffer is hardly the right feeling. There is a joy in humility like none other. If I could give one bit advice to our leaders and our future leaders it would be to learn a little humility and experience on a regular basis a sense of a world that is full of mystery and awe.
I believe we all are significant in God’s plan for the world, but I understand Callahan’s commentary. When I look out at an ocean or peruse the view from a mountaintop my heart pounds at the grandeur. We are not insignificant but only a small part of a magnificent world.
This summer take every opportunity you have to experience insignificance and humility. Each of us should take every chance we have to glimpse on the face of God.