At one time we thought human ethics could care for the world. "Human intelligence," we argued, "will find truth and protect it."

We discovered we were wrong. The nation that cultivated the human mind to its highest degree committed the most horrifying crimes of our age. Human intelligence today has not saved the world, but ravaged it.

Humankind cannot live securely on this earth until we recognize it for what it is: A creation cherished by its Creator, who continues to involve Himself in it at every moment with all His essence and being. And so it is full of wisdom and beauty without end.

He has put this masterpiece, and the masterpiece of our own bodies and selves in our hands and told us how to care for them.

All of it looks to us, to see if we will come to know that which is beyond us, and take care of our world as we were charged.