A couple of days ago I had the privilege to be hosted by the RNLI in Newlyn, Cornwall, for a visit at the new and the old Penlee Lifeboat stations. We were shown around their Severn Class all weather and inshore B-class lifeboats by full-time mechanic Tony and heard about the crew’s work and the RNLI’s impressive training programme.
Clearly, the slogan printed on the souvenir key ring we were given is true for volunteers and full-time staff of the RNLI:
“We are one crew. This is our watch.“
It occurs to me that this poignant to all of us in general:
We are one humanity on this planet. This is our watch!