>> Canada Files: Day 016
No-one should travel without a few trusty companions. I smuggled two little friends into Canada with me and they're following me round. You've already seen them helping me remix a track on my laptop.
The little bear is called "TM". We have a phrase back home - when someone's about to travel we pray for "travelling mercies". A couple of friends in the UK told me they imagine travelling mercies to be little furry creatures, and gave me my own "travelling mercy" (TM) to bring with me. Here is TM and his sidekick, Cheeky Monkey (CM), scoffing a Tim Horton's doughnut (or donut) in downtown Hamilton.
And so TM will be posting from time to time to tell you what he and CM have been up to.
There is a point to this too ... the friends who gave me TM are, I think, "modern monks" (someone called me this the other day) - pilgrims trying to live prayerfully in the thick of the community and see transformed lives through the power of the Holy Spirit. This is what "Punk Monk" is all about (see previous post).
So here's to all you Punk Monks out there, who often feel at odds with the system or the categories you're supposed to fit into, but who are following your call nonetheless.