Church in the village of Gaillac, as seen soon after leaving Cajarc
"Above all I suppose the experience opens my mind to God
in ways which Church never does.
Increasingly I’ve become bothered again by aspects of Church:
by the lack of caring, the focus on power,
the marginalisation of women inevitable in a male dominated organisation
and the pompous self regard of many leaders.
Now I find these feelings fading and taking on a new perspective.
When I rage about it I want to take them all, Pope included, on pilgrimage.
I realise I can only take myself."