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Postscript to this morning's gathering

While we were having coffee outside the Mission after our celebration this morning, a man walking by announced "do you know you have Sikhs inside your church rearranging things and wearing turbans?"  Everybody looked at him like he was mentally unbalanced.  We answered variously: "thank you", "so what?" "and your point is?" 

The Mission was being set up for a wedding (all Santa Clara alums get the perk that they can get married in the big church...they don't have to be Catholic...just alums).  The objectionable "Sikhs" were young, wearing traditional head coverings appropriate to their faith, and helping the regular crew set up for the wedding to follow.  I hollered out to  him as he continued down the wisteria covered pathway "we are an inclusive church - everyone is welcome."  And the afterthought to friends,  "even you I guess."

I wonder if he came to worship?  Maybe the African priest who gave the homily about speaking out and letting your disapproval be known when you witness something you think is wrong inspired him to speak up about what he thought was disrespectful.

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