Updated: Wednesday, 6 Nov 13
|LDS ward house for Los Alamos and Pajarito wards|
Why do I care so much about this? It feels like it's my "job" to continue to interact with Mormons of all stripes (in or out of ecclesiastical favor) and that may qualify me as being certifiably crazy! I want our interaction to be wake up call, enough so that we can have truly meaningful conversations about the Lord and social justice.
Consider dreams and dreaming. For an institution that claims to be led by divine revelation, I am flummoxed by how asleep it seems to be. (Evidenced by the above.) Whereas the previous bishop surprised me with a dream when we first talked three and a half years ago that brought him to Los Alamos and before I even opened my mouth, this bishop couldn't remember a single dream! I was pleased, however, when he was willing to answer the twelve CREEI questions about an outer event of his, which turned out to score "transformative".
My most recent dream shows me that I've lost control of the conversation in trying to make a "turn to the right". So, I think I need to leave it alone for a while to let wiser inner/outer influences inform and direct my crazy journey....
To be fair, at the beginning of this second conversation I asked Bp. M how he liked being bishop and to tell me more about himself. "I love it", he said, and then told me about his wife, five young children and his work in emergency management at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. As bishop he said that his main objective was to help people know the Savior and how to repent. That, of course, is exactly to the point of the conversation that I hope we can have!