Over a cup of coffee, I would share with you how upset I have been over the events in Charlottesville, VA. I had hope that we had outgrown the white supremacist movement; and the racism and hatred it generates. But, that appears not to be happening. We know we must confront it, but we need to realize we cannot use the same tactics. We, as a nation, are better than the racists in our midst.
Over a cup of coffee, I would share that earlier last week, my wife and I were still on Cape Cod, MA, with members of her family. While there, we paid a visit to Provincetown, located on the northern tip of the Cape. Let us say, it is one of most unique communities in the Commonwealth, maybe in the country. When you walk through the town streets, you are in the midst of a diverse crowds of people. It can be a very interesting time.
Over a cup of coffee, I would share that I have increased the number of books I have read. Trying to spend more time with a book in my hands, rather than an IPhone.
Yesterday, I attended a meeting of my Secular Franciscan fraternity. It has been awhile, but I needed to get back in touch with my Franciscan spiritual roots. The Secular Franciscan Order is a lay branch of the Franciscan Movement. It was good to see old friends again.
Well, the cups are in the dishwasher rack. I will see you again next week.