Having traveled in Southeast Asia several times, I can safely say the airports are the most stressful part of the experience.
Clean, reliable water is only one of the many things we expect without appreciating how rare they are.
A place to rest is home in the best sense, and foreshadows a better rest to come, a true sabbath.
We make our own sacrifices and worship our own gods, from materialism to social justice. We have our own talismans, always connected to our human conceit.
Service can be connected to spiritual pride, something we “do for others” that makes us feel good about ourselves. There was none of that with this group.