Thursday, 17th May, 2018
A glorious morning which made me a bit sad to be coming home from the Eternal City. However, the prospect of seeing my family and everyone at school made the pangs subside!
It was actually a really smooth trip back home apart from when I was stopped by an official at the airport in Rome who asked me how much money I had with me! I don't know about you, but I always feel guilty whenever someone in authority stops me. I can feel myself blushing! As it turned out, there was no problem.
At the airport I bought an English newspaper (for 4 euros!) and was glad I did. I read it cover to cover and it passed the time waiting at the airport. I do sometimes wonder why people need to arrive quite so early for a flight, especially when the airport has totally inadequate facilities once you're through all the security checks. It was standing room only - or sitting on the floor! There were about 30 seats for at least 4 flights!
Anyway, back home now having learnt a lot!
Today is International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia so let me close with this prayer:
God, whose creation shines with the glory of the Rainbow,
awaken in us true love for all your children,
take from our hearts all judgement and fear,
and through our words, actions and living,
bring closer your new creation,
where all people are made one,
in love and truth.