"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Some things never change

After the prayer breakfast,Heather and I did the  sign patrol this morning. All Leaflets have been distributed. Thanks to all who helped. It was a gargantuan task.

I did what I could on the scooter. Heather,Robyn and Stephanie have done the bulk of it.The girls reLyenjoyed. All the lovely homes and gardens.

But the stairs....Oh My Lord, the stairs....there are millions of 'em. Mail boxes are are almost always at the top of stairs.

In my own neighbourhood many old  milk boxes are being used for mail. That took us back a year or two.

Our signs were mostly intact . One needed straightening. Two or three were down but well in on private property and not easy to get at. The owners very kindly put them for us.

We were fortunate to get the leaflets distributed while  weather was still lovely. We met many friendly people enjoying the last remnants of summer who extended encouragement.

It means everything to a candidate.

Today is typical campaign weather for a municipal election.

Signs are be-draggled and not improved by numbers. First-time candidates are learning stuff only learned by doing.

It's sort of like white water rafting. Once in the boat,no opportunity presents for a change of mind.  .No matter  the result, the candidate is in for the long haul.

Truth is, eight Council seats and one Mayor's chair  are up for grabs.  Despite all best and frenetic effort, twenty-one people will not be successful.

The gathering  at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic High School shared breakfast with Cardinal Collins
this morning.

It was a timely privilege.

Last night at a Celebration at the library, I had a conversation with the Librarian. We spoke of  changes in education and realised something  shared.

The catechism.

The first lesson.

Who made you?  God made me.

Why did God make you? To know him,love him and serve him in this world  and forever in the next.

All Catholic children within  months either way of their fifth birthday learned in the  first lesson of every day , five days a week ,the reason for their existence.

With fellow candidates I heard it again this morning  from Cardinal Collins of the Archdiocese of Toronto

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