Looking forward to the retreat, and my four-day weekend. Had acupuncture treatment this morning. The needle going into my left wrist was like a blow from a sledgehammer. But my Chi is all runny and loose now, rather than impacted like dry snot, so that's good.
May I state for the record that I really don't hate the Catholic Church. I do, however, reject their hierarchy, which the Lutherans eschew in favor of a more personal relationship with the Diety. There has to be room in God's world for conscience, free will, and interpretation based on personal experience. Otherwise, why live at all? It's like directing a play. As a director I have a vision. I explain the value, the basis of that vision to the actor, but the actor inhabits the reality of the situation, often expanding and creating something better than anything I could have foreseen, something precious and true, flawed but valuable. That's the relationship between human beings and God.
Finally, I want to take this opportunity to wish a happy birthday to my best of friends, Steve Will, and I look forward to his visit in September. Click here to visit Steve's blog.