One of the things I treasure in this time of pandemic is the opportunity to take a daily walk. It is renewing. These days of uncertainty and dislocation have somehow been busier than our normal routines and are taking more out of us. Getting outside, breathing in the fresh air, and observing the beautiful world around us is that much more important now. Whether you live on the coast, in the mountains, in a river town, Down East, or the County, I encourage you to join together with me, while apart, and enjoy the beautiful gift of nature that God has given us, particularly in Maine, a special place unmatched in its natural beauty which flows from the love of God. On this Earth Day, I am reminded that the care of the mystery and glory of nature has been placed in our hands. We show our respect for God by our stewardship of that creation, living our faith through the protection of our environment. May the Lord guide us in maintaining our home for now, and may our concern for the earth always include those who live on it with us.