Saturday, July 15, 2006

SATURDAY: the world is going crazy, summer is hotter than ever, family anxieties abound, arrggh. Fun news to balance - our granddaughter is almost 1 year old, our 7 y/o grandson is visiting us for a couple of weeks, and we have a new grandson born June 28. We were on the West Coast for a couple of weeks - returned to find the house buried in cat fur. Luckily we had confined them to a few rooms but the combination of no one vacuuming, no one using the cat comb, and the hot weather made for an "hair-raising" return. They were all happy and well fed however thanks to our critter care person who also kept our deck plants going. We have a crop of yummy tiny tomatoes that so far have not made it beyond our mouths to a salad. Speaking of eating - we bought into a vegetable plan this year - and have fresh veggies delivered each week from a local gardener. We ate beets (red and white), wilted greens (chard and beet), salad with fresh spinach and nasturtium blossoms last night for dinner. Just before we left for our trip we ate the last of our asparagus - we have a huge patch that has been growing since we moved into this house 29 years ago. Every year we remember with our taste buds the delights of the freshly picked.
The world of the church is looking up for me and our family - the Episcopal Presiding Bishop elect - Katharine (doesn't that sound great!) interview in Time Magazine sums it up:
TIME: What will be your focus as head of the U.S. church?
JEFFERTS SCHORI: Our focus needs to be on feeding people who go to bed hungry, on providing primary education to girls and boys, on healing people with AIDS, on addressing tuberculosis and malaria, on sustainable development. That ought to be the primary focus.
Our Family: YESSSSSS!!
She will be interviewed on CBS News Sunday evening - check it out.


Jean said...

I have felt like the church has been nearly derailed by the "will we or won't we" conversations with the Anglican Communion. One tier or two tier... sounds eerily like "one potato, two potato" to me. MISSION is what being the church is really all about. Regardless of what sandbox I am allowed to play in, I can keep my eye on mission. If being church isn't about that, maybe I will just pitch my Peter Pan outfit and start playing grown up (yawn).

FugueStateKnits said...

I am so sorry to have missed that interview - but so glad to hear that her focus is on the same mission our dear Lord Jesus had and continues to have: the poor among us, the disenfranchised, you name it!
All I can say is "YES!!!"