Years ago the Reverend George Tooze stood at my side watching the sun set at one of the fantastic lakes on the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. And, he said to a 17 year old me "ANGIE! How can anyone witness such beauty and not believe in God? How?"
This is one of the many ways George brought God to the youth he led. And he did this well, as here I am 40 years later, at the base of the Giant Sequoias, and George's question lingers, his voice in my memory as if he asked this just yesterday. And now, as then, my answer is "ya know what Tooze? I don't know, I really don't know."
Now, though, my faith is 40 years stronger