Part of my mission as it is slowly evolving, thanks to those who responded to my previous post of spiritual direction, is to be proactive in the political arena.
For years I have been asking my pastor if I could help in the parish with adult education to no avail. Basically, it's we both have very strong personalities and we don't get along.
Well, last month I received a phone call from a wonderful lady who has been very active in the Republican/conservative movement in our county. She wanted to know if I would accept the nomination as the president of the Republican Women of Pitt county, a role that also holds a seat on the Republican party in the county and state of North Carolina as well as in the Federation of Republican Women in state and nation. "Whoa!" I said, "I need some time to think....couldn't we have started as secretary or historian??" She laughed and said that my name had been mentioned by several people and they really needed my enthusiam. Needless to say, I took the position and was unanimously voted in, the installation ceremony last month was moving.
So, now I have a mission, a Catholic, prolife spin?