Today I sent an open letter to all RC members and other people I know. It was something I had wanted to do for a long time. I greatly appreciate the affection I have received from everyone since I have been here. (I know you don’t know where I am and it’s driving you crazy. If you haven’t received my letter, I am nowhere nearby)
I have to admit, I was provoked. My local superior has been taking away all my responsibilities little by little. Today he asked me (and in turn I offered freely) not to continue with what I was doing.
As I couldn’t just disappear off the radar screen without explanation, I decided to give everyone an explanation. I have seen others get transferred or just disappear, and I have seen what it does to the people they leave behind. Out of respect for them and real charity, I couldn’t do that.
The emails and phone calls haven’t stopped. So many expressions of support, gratitude and love! A few tears too. Many have invited me to dinner. Since I no longer have any more responsibilities, I think I’ll live it up a bit.