Things have been a little crazy here the last several weeks. But all is well, and all shall be well.
Ken went to NYC with me when I attended a Fulbright workshop at the Institute for International Education (across the street from the UN). We had 4 days and spent a wonderful time together. It was his first time to the city and only my second, so there was a lot of exploring to do! He even rode the carousel in Central Park with me. What a guy.
I'm participating in a Spirituality and Practice e-course led by Joan Chittister on her new book/website about Monasteries of the Heart. It's an introduction to the Benedictine Rule of Life. The lessone I just listened to explains that the term "rule" comes from the Latin "regla" which doesn't indicate a law, but a rail or a guide. The Rule of Benedict is meant to point us to the end...to help us see the way.
I was sharing a difficult situation with a co-worker who is Muslim (although describes self as "culturally" one and not "religious.") She said, "well, you have a very strong faith and it will help you." I wonder what she perceives in me that tells her that?
There is so much in the world that is scary and awful. There is heartbreaking joy, beauty and understanding. I am awed.
Pray with me for the PC(USA), for Kirstin waiting for word on a clinical trial at UCSF, for Amy preparing for ordination. For those who are ill and ask for privacy; for those who rejoice and dare not say so.
This video is rocking my world today.