April 28, 2019
The Second Sunday of Easter
Roy Barber summarizes how his sense of call has changed throughout his life:
I was a kind of door between my spiritual community here and my South African work. After 25 years when I was ready to let go, the work was eagerly received by others and continues. In retirement I have had the joy to participate in Retrospectives of the work Leslie Jacobson and I did for 30 years here in Washington, and have seen April continue to work in South Africa, and initiate new projects in the field of Theater for Social Change. Her voice is still a joy to hear. I have discovered that I am right at my spiritual home in directing singing for several Parkinson’s choirs. Elese has joyfully joined in. We create family through music. I start my day at 7AM in my favorite AA group and sponsor several people. I have learned that I heal through opening my vulnerabilities- and receiving help from others who have been wounded- I understand Doubting Thomas. Prayer is one drunk talking to another. We never have to be alone.