Hoping and Praying for the Best May 27
Like many other people, I am hoping and praying that the "top kill" in the Gulf works. My dad's first job was on an oil rig.
What is happening in Louisiana is tragic (and they have had a hard few years). So we are praying that the well can be capped and that we can learn from this experience that short cuts in working at these difficult depths is not good stewardship of our resources. It is all too easy to assume everything will go smoothly in these difficult engineering efforts. We need to be able to work at these depths but we need to do so with extra care and backup. The cost is too great for too many to fail at this. We do have a calling to be responsible for the creation God gives us and the delicate balance in our creation. I often pause and think how unique the earth is in having life as it does with so many other parts of the universe uninhabited. It is an example of how God gifts us. We need to appreciate and take care of what God gives us to sustain life. That is part of what it means to be pro-life in my view.