|A week! Hard to believe.
From eager anticipation now is the time of butterflies. Have we prepared enough? Will people show up? Will they listen, will they hear?
More personally: Have I forgotten anything? Plug adapters? Passport? Copy of passport? Music? Enough underwear?
But, with prayer, anxieties will take care of themselves. This is going to be a fabulous mission.
Tomorrow – June 6 – is the seventieth anniversary of D-Day, the largest naval assault in history, one that pretty much saved the free world. Without it, and the sacrifice of the thousands who lost their lives in the execution, we likely would be traveling to a far different France – if we could travel there at all. The Gospel can still be proclaimed! (A great PBS special can be seen here.)
That’s why for many of us one of the most anticipated moments of the trip will be our informal concert at the American Cemetery in Normandy on June 18th.
It’s our way of saying thank you to the Greatest Generation.