Friday, January 26, 2007

Thank You St. Sebastian's

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank St. Sebastian's Catholic Church for making room at the inn for us weary travelers. It's not a little thing to make space for 16 people to sleep. (Well, what little bit we did sleep. Excited teenagers, in case you didn't know, can stay up ALL night.) The lives of the employees were disrupted a bit by bodies all over the floor when they came to work Tuesday morning, and I appreciate their kindness.

I'd like to especially thank Fr. Jim who made it happen. We only got to spend a 1/2 hour with him, late Sunday night, but it was so easy to see what a wonderful priest he is. The kids opened right up to him. I imagine the youth of his parish love him.

An interesting aside, Father worked in a hospital before he became a priest. He shared with the teens stories of the moral dilemmas he ran into regarding abortion. It really helped them understand the everyday reality of abortion. It was very good for them to hear.

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