I am very excited that His Eminence Mor Polycarpus Eugene Aydin, Archbishop of The Netherlands is in the area. We had agreed to meet while he is here, so I arrived a little after 8AM to pick up His Eminence to take him out for breakfast. The moment I greeted him, I suddenly felt at peace with everything in my life. I was thrilled. The weight of the world instantly lifted off my shoulders and I was so happy to see him.
I wasn’t sure where we would go for breakfast. Believe it or not, we ended up at IHOP. It was not my first choice by any means, but when you are in the company of such greatness, the location does not matter. Spending time with people you care about always makes the moment better.
It had been a little over a year since I had the pleasure of being with His Eminence and there was so much to catch up on. We chatted about his amazing life and tremendous responsibilities in Holland. And I talked non-stop about what’s been going on here at Parables & Books, mainly the Sunday school curriculum we are in the process of developing.
It was amazing to hear his input about the importance of spirituality and how to help incorporate it into our daily lives. I invited him to join the crew at the Parables & Books headquarters so he can help guide us with the remainder of the curriculum. He graciously accepted the invitation and now it is a matter of finding out the best day to bring him in.
Having breakfast with Mor Polycarpus is the type of life moment that helps provide perspective which is so easy to lose sight of. Sometimes all you need is a half hour with someone who can listen and offer constructive support. Here’s to hoping we all have many more moments of clarity.