"I'm what the world considers to be a phenomenally successful man. And I've failed much more than I've succeeded. And each time I fail, I get my people together, and I say, "Where are we going?" And it starts to get better." - Calvin Trager
Sunday, May 23, 2004 Whoa! A new look. Got really tired of the blog template I'd been using since I started this, so I found something I liked better with a little more flexibility. I tried doing one that was a little flashier, but I am html-challenged enough that I couldn't make it work. At least I can do images now!
Two weeks from now, I'll be in an airplane headed to London on my way to Accra. I've got lots of little things to do between now and then ... buy protein bars, write down instructions so Robin can do the electronic billpay, finish staining the deck, settle some stuff with our annoying health insurance company... all of which reminds me of one of the big things that is different about this trip. With every other trip I've taken, I've been reachable. Even if I didn't want to, I could be reached and I could help people with stuff ... or exercise control over stuff.
But this trip is different. Part of the giving up control for me is not just going somewhere that is completely foreign to me but totally leaving behind where I am coming from. I'll be reachable when I'm in Accra ... but lots of times, I won't. And life will go on without me just fine, thank you.
Take a moment to click on the site for The One Campaign that's now on the right-hand side of the screen. While you're at it, check out the new Episcopalians for Global Reconciliation website and sign up on that, too. Yesterday at graduation, Tom Friedman exhorted the graduates to have the creative imagination that can change the world. Check out those two websites and imagine what is possible.
EGR resources and connects the church to embrace what one person, one congregation, one diocese and one church can do to make this mission of global reconciliation happen.
Want to find out more ... check our our website at www.e4gr.org.
"Christ's example is being
demeaned by the church if they ignore the new leprosy,
which is AIDS. The church is the sleeping giant here.
If it wakes up to what's really going on in the rest
of the world, it has a real role to play. If it doesn't,
it will be irrelevant."