Monday, August 10, 2009

Conversations with Calliope- Tears in Church



JOE: Good morning Calliope.
CALLIOPE: Good morning Joe. Are you back to work or still in vacation mode?
JOE: Back to work I guess. But I am still working on refreshing myself.
CALLIOPE: Such as?
JOE: Yesterday I attended Spiritus Christi Church as they celebrated the tenth anniversary of their men's addiction recovery program.
CALLIOPE: How did that affect you?
JOE: I got to thinking about my granddaughter and her struggle to cope with her alcoholic father while he struggles with himself.
CALLIOPE: Where did that lead?
JOE: To a great sense of sadness that she has to endure pain, sorrow, and worry about her father.
CALLIOPE: Is there any hope for change?
JOE: He seems to be nearing bottom and possibly getting serious about some help.
CALLIOPE: Good. Anything you can do in the mean time?
JOE: I wondered that too. I wrote my granddaughter a letter yesterday telling me of my sadness about her situation and her father's and sharing my prayer for their peace with God and with each other.
CALLIOPE: At least you did something.
JOE: I wish I could do more, but at least I let her know I understood and cared about her. I guess that's a start. Talk with you tomorrow.

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