So sorry for the interruption, and please excuse technical difficulties: I’m doing the entire blog from my iPhone until our real computer arrives (May it be speedily).so to continue the last post/saga:
Our group, led by my friend, Reb Benny, we’re singing songs of peace in Hebrew – “May G-d bless this city, this country, the people, and our world, with peace,” and the traditional “Heveinu Shalom Aleichem” among others.
When I caught sight of the group of Franciscans, I totally lost it. We had received word just a week prior of the passing of our close family friend and one of our spiritual advisors, Fr. Joe Scerbo. He was a great man, a Franciscan, who had devoted his life to interfaith dialogue and understanding the commonalities rather than the differences between Judaism and Catholicism. He was a leader in our Thousand Oaks community with a life motto of “ever forward with G-d.” He encouraged our family to follow our dreams of dialogue, love, and intense spirituality wherever and however G-d would lead us- and he was very present, both in memory and in spirit on this beautiful day.
With the world in tension, I look forward to the day when people of all races, cultures and creeds can live together as one “kulanu k’echad.” A time when seasons and spiritualities will come together – May that time come in our lifetime…
(I hope the lovely video I posted comes through. You might have to click on it a few times. If not, I’ll try to repost) Thanks for your continued patience on the journey!