I HAD A LOVELY CONVERSATION with a visitor to our quiet, largely empty church this morning. It was a conversation that confirmed all that I believe to be true about our human need for "space" - religious space for some, but for most just plain space. "God, I'm glad you're OPEN, Father. I just needed some space." I've heard that sentence not once but thousands of times over the years.
And now you will understand why I find Simon so incredible - in his spirit, his heart and the love he has for faith.