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Saying I’m going — 6 Comments

  1. Thank you for putting into words what I am only just beginning to realise. I hope and pray you continue to recognise God as you say good-bye.

  2. OH Ian, I never thought about that. I guess there are many priests who feel the same way. Much loved but not truly adopted. Although lonliness is universal . . I think we all feel it, some more often than others. I’m kinda getting used to it.

  3. Being able to do the job means being an eternal outsider. I’m 50 this year so retirement will cut in before I am anywhere too long.

  4. Ian, reading your post reminded me of when we moved here from the US, I was feeling quite low and trying to explain to someone that I didn’t exactly dislike Ireland, it just didn’t feel right to me. The only way I could explain it was saying that I just felt I didn’t belong…Like the words from this theme tune.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJKtS25F3L0

  5. I feel I’m in a limbo now. There were prayers in church on Sunday for those who will be responsible for choosing my successor – a quite reasonable thing to include – but it felt strange.

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