I love reading. Lately, however, I seem to have bought, borrowed, and downloaded more books than I can get around to. So, they have been piling up, waiting for me to pick one and settle in for a good read. Sometimes, it even feels like a particular book will call to me, at a particular moment, as if to say, ‘my time has come…’
I’m not the kind of person to run out of things to say. Although, I might struggle for the right words for the right moment. Before Teresa left, I asked, “What if there’s nothing to write about?” Her reply was to simply look back over the week that has been. There will be enough to share.
So, there I was with a mild case of writer’s block when I decided to simply look at the week that had been. It is funny how in life we often look for the big moments when our day-to-day journey is often sufficiently full of rich encounters.
With Teresa currently abroad, I have accepted the invitation to write ‘Tuesdays’ over the coming weeks. I am looking forward to the opportunity to journey with you all for this short time. Interestingly, Teresa left off with some thoughts around ‘pilgrimage’ which seems like an appropriate place to pick up the conversation.
From 29th August until 3rd October, ‘Tuesdays’ will be written by our guest contributor, Brendon Mannyx.
Once again it is Sunday evening and after singing at Mass, I have an ear worm that won’t leave me, of the chorus of a hymn we sang at the Preparation of the Gifts:
Do not be afraid, do not be afraid, have courage it is I.
(from the hymn Do Not Be Afraid by Suzanne Toolan rsm).