I am in the middle of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) meeting in San Jose, California. Since I arrived on Sat. afternoon at 1:00 P.M., to the time I began writing this blog, I have found myself handing out cards and book marks to and of the School of the Pilgrim to at least 20-50 people. Along with "how are you?" discussions, I have found myself drifting to conversations about the School of the Pilgrim.
What have I found in these conversations?
Affirmation; support; love; admiration; and people who want to support the mission of the School of the Pilgrim.
This is exciting. There is nothing like coming into this context and finding support.
For example, in signing books at the Cokesbury Bookstore pavilion at the Assembly, I found myself telling three people about going on pilgrimage in the coming year. Today, at the reception for the new Moderator I found myself giving business cards away. Lunch and dinner were about conversations re: the School of the Pilgrim. And there will be more opportunities in the coming days.
Your prayers, support, financial gifts, make this an exciting time.