Actually, they walked into a tiny, one-room stone Episcopal church in our Delaware River community. And they sheparded this community..well, let me back up a bit.
Yesterday, I took to my bed. Australian red licorice for breakfast. Soft caramels for lunch. You get the picture. And I was ruminating about whether to make a run for potato chips for dinner but the idea of getting dressed was more than I could handle. And then I received an email from my beloved Rabbi Diana:
"We wake up this morning to the aftermath of an incredibly polarizing
and difficult campaign season. What we see is a country divided. Half
of voters are celebrating a surprising victory for their candidate. Half
of voters are mourning a shocking loss for theirs. While there is
optimism and joy in some quarters, in others there is real pain,
despair, fear, and foreboding about what the outcome of this election
means for the country we share.”
No matter who we voted for, we all know that we and our country are
in dire need of healing. To begin that process, there will be a
post-election Community Conversation at St. Phillips Church at 7:00 p.m. We will listen to each other and care for each other.
Tears flowed and even though I am the opposite of a "community type," I got dressed and quasifunctional. At the church, we heard teachings from three faiths.
And I didn't stop for potato chips on my way home.