The week before Christmas, you meet the most amazing people around the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, including the Very Rev. Kay Sylvester, for a rich conversation about her ministry as rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Tustin, CA … deacon and priest colleagues of African descent, with whom the Rev. Canon Melissa McCarthy and I meet monthly, at a festive luncheon hosted by the Kenyan cohort … members of St. Athanasius Episcopal Church, Echo Park, during their annual Las Posadas service, as the Holy Family arrives at the door … and colleagues at Kathy’s and my annual staff Christmas party, at The Church of Our Saviour this year thanks to the weather.