Living in fear is not living!
In 2005 the Empress of Iran, Farah Pahlavi wrote a book entitled “An Enduring Love”, a memoir of her life which I found very moving. After reading it I wrote Her Majesty a letter. A month or so later I returned from my monthly trip to the Saints Mary and Martha Monastery, poured myself a bourbon and started tackling the day’s accumulated emails. The phone rang. Now normally I screen all my calls with the answering machine to see if it is a call I need to take right away or if I can get to it later. For some reason that day I absent mindedly picked up the phone!
“Is Father James Bohlman there?”
“Father James. This is Farah Pahlavi.”
What had been an ordinary day in my endless round of duties suddenly became what I forever remember as “The day…
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