I’m back in my church office. I’ve just had lunch in our Soup Kitchen – our newly air-conditioned Soup Kitchen which serves over 30,000 meals a year. I’ve had three different visits from parishioners who just stopped by to talk this morning. I’ve met with a young lady from our congregation, who was confirmed this past Spring and who has come up with the greatest idea (personalized magnets) to raise money for her church project (a food-bank for the pets of the people we feed in the Soup Kitchen). I’m off in a little bit to make some hospital visits.
It’s good to be a parish priest. And it’s very good to be home again. Even with all the “sturm und drang” going on in our denomination at the moment I wouldn’t for a moment change what I am allowed to do each day.
Thank God Almighty that the real life of the Church is lived out in the parishes and missions.