The second week of retirement has started. It's strange to think I won't go to work tomorrow or the next day or the day after that. I'm trying to get used to the freedom but must admit I am a little scattered.
Peace and justice? You bet. This past week-end was spent at the Come and See Conference that the Diocese of Cheyenne sponsors every spring, and this year discussions focused on social justice. There were many fine speakers, but I especially enjoyed Sister Helen Prejean's talk entitled "Dead Man Walking--The Journey Continues" She told us her story about her journey that took her into the heart of prison ministry and how that led to a national dialogue about the death penalty. Where she started out is not where she ended up. The lesson in that? She advised that we must be acutely attuned to the sneakiness of God. Amen to that! The Universe has great plans for all of us, only they may not be our plans!
This week will bring more activity. I (along with Rox, my friend) will travel to Washington D.C. in solidarity with all mothers. We will demonstrate against the War and be witnesses that War in any form is not healthy for children or other living things. Pax tecum