It can be exciting racing through the woods chasing down your quarry. The terrain rips past as you accelerate with the pack, focused on the prey as it darts and maneuvers, trying to evade capture. Then you are within a few strides as the great animal, so much larger than you, tires and you lunge for the kill. It is a glorious and thrilling moment made perfect by its intensity and its vitality.
Sometimes, however, the quarry escapes. You and the pack are left huffing and puffing in the woods, licking small wounds and saying “How did that happen?” and "Now what?"
Yesterday we learned that the large electronics company in Burnaby decided not to go ahead with the chaplaincy program and that today will be our last day visiting the company. The reasons given were that employee care is not a current priority and that they have other more pressing needs. Over half of the leaders were very happy with the chaplaincy program and saw its merit, but in the end they could not reach consensus.
We will try to figure out what this means and how we can do better in the future. We are all the more committed to placing more chaplains into more companies.
Thank you for your prayers for our ongoing work,