I heard a Franciscan speak about his experience with social ministries and social justice and he ‘spoke my language’ so I asked if he could find time to chat with me… so I could pick his brain a bit because he clearly has a history of organizing within the Church. When he heard about my experience in social work, social justice, community organizing, and advocacy on homelessness, he said he wanted to pick my brain about a program for his parish.
This is what I wrote him after our afternoon together… somewhat of a stream of consciousness and piecing together a puzzle. I was reflecting back what I was hearing from him and things that came up in our discussion. I was presenting questions and ideas for him to consider, but it’s relevant to any parish community.