the recipients are the next ingredient in the recipe. i am on the board of a wonderful organization that provides young adults with an opportunity for community living, service work in a social justice-related field, and time for personal spiritual discernment, now called the new york service & justice collaborative. we develop year-long relationships with these fellows, and then have to say goodbye in august. every year. this is not as easy as it might sound. some stay friends with us and take jobs nearby. many go to seminary to pursue clergy positions. but some don't come back at all. and saying goodbye is not my strong suit.
|excerpt from "New Beginnings" by Bonnie Mitchell-Phelps,|
illustrated by your black snapper