Sunday June 12 very early we hopped in the car to join a bike ride in rural Illinois.We did not turn on the radio.
Cheerfully calling out to the other riders, we pedaled off through cornfields.
The Sunday quiet was broken at least four times as we passed shooting ranges hidden behind the windbreaks.
From the last one came a loud staccato – semi-automatic? – like someone pounding on a door, causing people at at backyard pool party to call out jokingly, “come in!”
Only at supper did we learn of the mass murder in Orlando.
For generations, the Companions of the Holy Cross have welcomed women of all sexual orientations, partnered as well as celibate. I thank God for this welcome and pray that such spirit spread to all hearts. Please, God, soon!