I have this enormous privilege every Sunday. Actually, we have enormous
privilege and privileges every day in every day in every way don't we?
There is so much that we take for granted. We are so graced. But, I digress.
The particular privilege I have in mind is this: Every Sunday I am in at least one
of the three worship services that are held in the cathedral across the plaza. At
the end of each service the various clergy who are in the service are assigned to
one of the doors leading out of the cathedral to speak to people as they leave the
worship service. It is such a privilege to do this. Especially is it a privilege to
speak to the young people when they leave. I'm talking about children who are
seven and younger.
As they leave I get right down on their level and look them directly in the eye as
I take their little hands and say them, "Thank you so much for coming. I'm so glad
you were here. This service wouldn't have been the same without you. I mean it."
Note: During Bill's talk we played a video from the TED conference of Jill Bolte Taylor's talk entitled My stroke of Insight. The audio is present in the file below, but if you would like to watch the video, you can click here or on the link in the text above.