I am grateful for everything this week has given. For me this includes a restored hope in what the Church in solidarity might achieve. Alongside that I have a renewed will-to-hope in the face of a worsening political situation and my own paralyzing cynicism about what it is possible to achieve.
I will always remember the evening meal we shared with refugees and Christians in solidarity with them. The children screaming with laughter. It was a foretaste of heaven.
I am grateful for the time to stand beside graves and to stand beside the seas. I needed this.