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Hoosier Musings on the Road to Emmaus

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Priorities

In the Episcopal blogiverse, there has been a whole lot of fuss surrounding the recent House of Bishops' meeting and the statement that emerged therefrom. Discussion, Dissection and Debate. Sorrow and Anger. Sturm und drang. And I have been caught up in it-- not only the letter itself, but reading (and occasionally participating in) a good deal of the discussion emerging from the usual round of suspects.

Today, however, I had other things to do.

  • Visited and anointed a parishioner with such significant head trauma that the doctors are not sure how much memory or personality will eventually recover.
  • Joined the local ministerial association for lunch with local school administrators (an annual event, here), to learn from them what is being done with and for the kids in this community.
  • Chatted and prayed with a retired colleague, and received an amazing gift from one with whom relations have not always been entirely smooth.
  • Celebrated the Eucharist, and offered healing prayer with and for "two or three gathered."
  • Spent time with a fragile woman who has been admitted to hospice, struggling with pain and fear, until prayer and sleep brought some measure of relief.
  • Chatted with a group of knitters and crocheters about life, families, God, and the quality of yarn.

Amid all the angst... real life continues. Thanks be to God.

3 Comments:

Blogger cheesehead said...

Yes it does. Amen.

September 28, 2007 8:33 AM  

Blogger Auntie Knickers said...

So good to see someone who has not lost sight of all the other important things. Prayers are with you and all our Episcopalian sisters and brothers from a non-conformist.....

September 29, 2007 6:42 AM  

Blogger Jane Ellen+ said...

Thank you, Auntie K. We can use all the help we can get.

If you ever decide to wander out this way, please do stop by; non-conformists are welcome in Big Sky Country. You might say they fit right in. ;-)

September 29, 2007 7:28 AM  

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