As September rolls in, I am grateful for so many things in my life. The arrival of my grandson Wyatt, (yes, there will be pics), a trip to Bar Harbor I am making with my husband and of course WMF. I have sent out a few letters to the editor and so far have no response. I have reached out to a couple LGBT groups and again, no response. I am choosing not to be discouraged, I am choosing to let God handle it. He’s the one behind this pilgrimage so He can handle my details. It does make me wonder though, I know there is a strong LGBT community in Burlington, maybe I am not contacting the right organizations. I will keep trying.

I am so excited to be taking part in this pilgrimage and really looking forward to the other pilgrims on this journey. For whatever reason, I am technology challenged lately and have not been able to join in the video conferences we have had.

The Archbishop Chaput decision to forbid us from using a Catholic Church astounds me. We as Catholics should have been able to meet in a church that welcomed us. This is what, if I understand correctly, is the teaching of Pope Francis. No judgment, open arms. It goes so against some of Jesus’ words, “Love one another, as I have loved you”, is what comes to mind the most for me. I have to wonder what Pope Francis has to say about this. Thank you to the Methodists for stepping up. God bless.