Thursday, November 13, 2008
A Roller-Skate Kinda Day
It's gonna be one of those days.
I'm heading into the office for a 9:30 session of Spiritual Direction with a seminarian (seminarians are always so intense) that will end around 11. Got some "administrative stuff" (YUCK!) and some "face time" with a few of my staff (YEAH!) and then its off to two pastoral visits in the afternoon (always deeply, deeply rewarding).
I leave around 4 PM to head to Princeton where I'm meeting with some (very conservative) theology students who want to know about counseling someone who comes in with a question about abortion.
I'm really, really looking forward to that. I love being challenged by young, inquiring minds. They ask the BEST questions and I always learn something from them.
From there, I hop in my car and head down to Llangollen in Rehoboth Beach where I intend to spend Friday morning in my P-jammas, looking at the water and the gulls.
Ms. Conroy tells me that we have a family of herons who have recently taken up residence in our front yard. After some proper introductions and common courtesies, I'll try to snap some pictures to show you.
I'll be checking in from time to time today, as time allows, so here's what I'd appreciate from you: Think of your toughest - not Rightwingnut but thoughtful, provocative - question about abortion that I might be asked by these conservative seminarians.
If you are a pastor - lay or ordained - what's the most difficult situation you've encountered in terms of Reproductive Rights?
As I said, I'll be checking in from time to time today and I do so appreciate your thoughts on this as I prayerfully prepare for this evening's event.
So then, off I go. I got my roller skates on and Melanie's song in my head.
It's gonna be that kinda day.