“The world’s thy ship and not thy home.” This quote is from St. Therese of Lisieux. I think that this is a very profound statement about our lives. We will be here on earth for a relatively short time.
As passengers on this ship, we proceed along our path to eternal life. What happens here is just a stepping stone for us. We are charged with taking care of this ship. To treat it with respect and to share it’s resources because we are only temporary.
We are also charged with love. kindness, charity, and respect toward our fellow man. To be good to each other and to work together keeping our ship sea worthy.