It’s been a hard week.
One of my beloved Elders has walked on,
Because the Ancestors,
Because the Creator
Has called him.
And so now how I move forward
in my pastoral life
reflects some of the wisdom he imparted in all of us
Perhaps I will get my Ph.D
Because our Elders have worked so hard,
to pave the way
for transformative and restorative change
an uplifting of our people,
and what the Ancestors are calling us to.
But for now, how God has called me, takes precedence
and so I will remain as one of the lights of God’s Creation
being loved and cared for and by this community of faith,
being loved and cared for by my Tribe
remembering the love and care of Papa Pete
who no doubtedly is having martinis with the Creator God