I am absolutely privileged to serve “J” Division of the RCMP along with eleven other chaplains. “J” Division encompasses the province of New Brunswick.

The chaplains are there by the invitation of this organization which has long standing military roots and traditions.

We sat with an assortment of personnel this morning talking about mental readiness. No one speaks in couched terms about the reason that we have a spot around the table. Our CO, Roger Brown, a wonderful Newfie says, “Partnerships will get you to the door but relationships get you a spot around the table.”

Everything is about relationships in the final analysis. They are currency in today’s world.

Not everyone around the table agrees but everyone believes in one another and there is this beautiful realization that together, we can change things. There is a common good to be achieved.

I call it Kingdom. The will of God being done in earth.