A personal recount on the experience of working on a farm

Sam McRoberts 61 Comments I love to learn new things, and have a variety of interests across the board. I have a personal library in excess of 5, books, spanning almost every genre, style and type of writing in existence.

A personal recount on the experience of working on a farm

Meister Eckhardt once wrote: And Ignatius Loyola in the preamble to his spiritual exercises wrote: All the good things in this world belong to us, but the glory belongs to God.

The way we make sure that the glory goes to God, Ignatius pointed out, was by a continuous spirit of gratitude. I am aware that the Holy Spirit has been with me always over the past 84 years. I would like to reflect with you on some dramatic moments in my life and ministry when the action of the Holy Spirit was palpable and express my debt of gratitude.

I hope that you will search for parallel moments in your life. One of those special gifts of the Holy Spirit over the past few weeks was reading the memoirs of Archbishop Weakland: A Pilgrim in a Pilgrim Church, an extraordinary book by a gay member of the hierarchy which throws incredible hope-filled light on the future of the church.

I emailed Archbishop Weakland and asked him if he had a message for this audience. Rembert wrote to me that his message would be simple: Cast out into the deep!

A personal recount on the experience of working on a farm

The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. The first moment I want to recall goes back 65 years. My infantry unit managed to cross the border.

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The German army counterattacked. My unit found itself surrounded by German tanks. I remember taking off my T-shirt to signal my surrender. A German soldier was assigned to march me back to a prisoner collection point. I was certain that the guard intended to shoot me. As we walked down a country lane we came upon a roadside shrine with a crucifix.

A personal recount on the experience of working on a farm

I signaled the guard that I wanted to say a prayer. As he leaned on his rifle and smoked one of my Camel cigarettes, I knelt to pray. I remember making an act of contrition.

Lord I am only 18; I am too young to die! Well, here I am at 84 still in decent health, so that prayer was certainly answered. The next event occurred while I was a kriegsgefangenen prisoner of war. The Germans starved the American prisoners.John J. McNeill's books, articles and writings on liberating spirituality and psychotherapy for gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender and transexuals.

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