Archive for May 13th, 2009

The Kindness of Strangers

May 13, 2009

I am sitting in the Dallas airport, waiting for my departure time, tired and ready to return to Tennessee. As always, my time in Dallas has been largely spent in Church and has been more than I could have imagined.

This year (or at least this vivm1445sit) I have been increasingly aware of the “community” of faithful readers. I met many people who are regular readers of Glory to God for All Things, and even more who are regular listeners to the Glory to God podcast on Ancient Faith Radio. I am a parish priest like other parish priests – and that is the primary commitment of my time. I also have responsibilities as a Dean giving help and support to other parishes and priests in a portion of the Diocese. But the ministry that has taken shape through writing and podcasting has brought with it a community of friends.

I had opportunity to meet many of them in Dallas this week – and am grateful for their kind words and support. Sometimes the world becomes very small. For readers or listeners – please know that I remember you all in my prayers each day (though God knows the names I do not know). I pray that what is found here is helpful and confirming of what you have found elsewhere of the Orthodox faith. I have continually met the kindness of strangers – which through the mercies of God – are strangers no more. May God be thanked!