I have been attending a Tuesday night study session at the chapel of our local church. Alcoholics Anonymous meets 3 nights a week with their various branches in the hall attached to the west end of the chapel. So to have space for us, and help them be anonymous, we meet in the chapel, lock the doors between us, and we just turn the pews backwards to face each other and add a few chairs if needed.
It amuses me for some reason to see the pews backwards but if you aren't at the back you can't see the power point screen so have to shift for any video blurbs. Tonight we were so very impressed with the ideas/thoughts of Father Greg Boyle, who is RC, Jesuit, and works with gangs. We watched a video of him being interviewed both before and after the Discernment time tonight. Father Greg Boyle is a modern day saint and has so much wisdom to share. And his wisdom is so peaceful to hear and accept. We are working on a PROFILE to present for the process of hiring a new ministry worker who might like to join our mission. (part time as we are a small congregation in the west of Canada)
I have an Irish pillow that says,
"May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be at your back."
I buried one just like this with the remains of our last dog who died in 2003. Then my Rent-A-Daughter found another identical pillow and gave it to me, making me cry a few years later. Last week she found a card that had the same quote on the front, plus the next verse. It has been 10 years since we buried our last dog
( with a pillow like that under his head)
Wagonburner is such a sweetheart to find this card and take the time to send it to me.