I just learned that the Rev. Peter Morales, senior minister at the Jefferson Unitarian Church in Golden Colorado, and a candidate for President of the Unitarian Universalist Association, and I, share the same daily spiritual practice. Each day we visit the Astronomy Picture of the Day:
There is no better way to contemplate the wonders and beauty of the universe than this site. Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. You peer into a remote galaxy, and realize you are peering back into time. You realize the vastness of the universe, and how small our place in it really is. The beauty of the stars are not just confined to our night sky, but our vision is extended to remote places and times. Troubles fall away, our horizons are expanded; we see the Big Picture. We are refreshed to go about our daily lives with a lot better perspective!