“In 2019, the year before the pandemic, long lines of climbers jammed the base of Mount Everest, leaving tons of garbage across the Himalayas,” says Father Jerry in today’s homily, “But this year, with no visitors, due to COVID 19, local sherpas have been working to restore the environment. As part of the cleanup efforts, 12 Nepalese climbers scaled two mountains and crossed four alpine glacial passes, to remove 24,000 pounds of garbage: food wrappers, cans, bottles, and empty oxygen cylinders.”
“It felt like a pilgrimage,” said one sherpa, “It was nature in its purest state.”
On the night before his death, Jesus promises to go to prepare a place for us. That place with God begins in this place… This wondrous earth that God has given us.
Hear more of this beautiful story in today’s new video above.