After all, it's not unusual for those of us who labor in this particular corner of the Fields of the Lord to encounter a protester or two.
But it was just a couple of us ... an advance team of project organizer types on reconnaissance "behind the Orange Curtain" (AKA in Orange County -- Anaheim, specifically) doing a site visit for July's General Convention. So an all-dressed-up-with-somewhere-to-go protester just for us seemed like total overkill ... but I got this picture to capture the moment just for the record:
Photo notwithstanding, it turns out that this time it was NOT "all about us" ... in fact it had nothing to DO with "us": Integrity -- All Saints Church -- The Episcopal Church ... any of "us."
They were picketing the annual conference of Roman Catholic Educators (NCEA) -- who were meeting in droves at the Anaheim Convention Center ... where we'll be setting up shop from July 7-17 (give or take a day or two) for the 76th General Convention of the Episcopal Church.
I haven't figure out what the "therefore" is in all this for me today -- and I'm not likely to in the 15 minutes I gave myself to take a little blog-time-out in the middle of a day that started with an 8:00 a.m. All Parish Meeting focused on Infrastructure and includes a 1:00 p.m. Memorial Service and the 5:00 p.m. Family Eucharist.
Happy to entertain insights or reflections. Or not. Hope it's a beautiful day in your neighborhood. It is here in Pasadena today. And so ... back to work with me!