I love a nun! We were out to dinner last evening and I kissed her and sat close.
We touched hands as we laughed and talked about our lives, our work and the state of affairs. . .in politics, the news, the world, in religion. We toasted with our glasses of beer.
Oh, I forgot to mention! Across from us at the table was my nun’s bestfriend in the world (and an old friend of mine), a woman who has been a leader in the Jewish community for years.
Oh, almost forgot again! Next to her sat a Presbyterian Minister who has publically honored these two ladies as “Visionaries,”
and who happens to be My Wife!
Now that you have that clear, I can tell you that my dear nun friend is a Dominican Sister who, like her Jewish friend, is going strong at 80+ years young.
Got the picture?
Mr. Secular, at table, on a “date,” with three activist women: Catholic, Jewish and Protestant. A dinner to enjoy!
During the conversation, as we were discussing subjects of justice dear to all of us (healthy children, refugees, senior housing, gay rights, Israel and Palestine, etc), I made the comment that it might do us good, as a world, to put divisive beliefs aside sometimes, to focus on the common work we need to do for justice, for peaceful coexistence, for clean water, for the land, for the children. All of us nodded in agreement with that.
Where are you finding nods of agreement?
I love this nun!