Because of some of the community work that I’ve gotten involved in here in Williamsburg, I’ve dove head-first back into the world of Conflict Transformation, Restorative Justice, Nonviolent Communication, and Peace Studies.
We are looking at way of bringing these things into Williamsburg, in particular to our young people and maybe into the schools. Of course at the same time, my brain is going a million miles an hour about how maybe we could bring these things to Petersburg as well, what that might look like, and the effect that it might have on the community.
But what I have gotten the most out of this is how life giving this sort of work is to me. It is hard to explain it, but everything just sort of blooms in my brain when I am thinking about and working on this stuff.
I don’t know what plans God has in front of me. I do know that it is working in a congregational setting, but I am also more and more aware that this restorative work of Reconciliation and Peace making is a part of it too.
Also, I’m kicking myself for not staying on top of the field for the last, oh, 8 years or so…..