This week I’ve been immersed in one of those learning patches and now have to prepare to go out and do some of the hard work of putting the learning into practice.
This atmosphere of learning has it’s hard spots but it is so invigorating to be with like minded people, seeking a similar path. We see and feel in similar ways and there isn’t much to argue about except the finer points of our art. Our arguments are more of a theological nature and those by their very definition are not arguments as much as they are adventures in differing points of view.
There is also the reality that when I leave I will once again be immersed in the activity of daily living. There will be a bus to drive, meals to cook, beds to make, a house to clean. There won’t be any total immersion in study and learning. It will have to be piecemeal.
To my friends from Jubilee who are from Edmonton to St. John’s, I wish God speed until we meet again next October. They are a wonderful group of friends, who have been knit together with laughter and tears.
Tonight we will have a little wine. We will sing a few songs. We will celebrate our having come this far. Tomorrow a few tears among the hugs will solidify the love and respect we carry for one another on the next leg of the journey.
The desire to learn may have been one of the greatest gifts my mother gave me. May I never stop learning and seeking.