This morning I did carve a pumpkin, quite scary, and I'll be sure to eat some Halloween candy of some kind before the evening is over.
My class last night was very good. It was on the universe story. One of the pieces that was articulated in such a meaningful way for me was an interpretation of the beginning of John's gospel: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." In recognizing the presence of God in all things from the beginning, from the very moment of creation, I can see God incarnate through this moment. Sr. Roseanne who presented last night brought some absolutely beautiful children's books depicting the new cosmology. In it the universe is personified and tells her story to us earthlings. The illustrations are awesome. I think it might have to be a series for which I ask Santa this Christmas to have to use in my classrooom in the future.
Anyway, I am including in this posting some photos from Sarah's. It is such a beautiful, peaceful, and safe home for the women here.
Right inside the front entrance.Flags of all of the countries from which women at Sarah's have come.
The chapel--set up for women of any faith to worship. I love the rose tint with which the stained glass windows cover the room.
Have a spooky, fun night.