The last several months have been a whirlwind of activity as I have traveled to so many cities for screenings of Barbara Rick’s remarkable documentary, “IN GOOD CONSCIENCE: Sister Jeannine Gramick’s Journey of Faith.” I have to admit that it feels a little strange to see myself and my friends on the “big screen,” but Barbara did an excellent job. She is surely a master of her craft.
I’m encouraged by so many positive comments from folks as Barbara and I engage in a question and answer session after the screenings. It is so gratifying to hear people say that this movie has helped their own faith journeys, and that some are even returning to church communities after being alienated for so long.
I have tried to live my life as a “bridge” to help people—especially lesbian/gay people—understand that they are loved unconditionally by God. If this documentary helps people understand God’s love better, then that is the greatest honor I can receive. I believe that sharing our faith journeys is what Church should be about—providing a place for people of various life experiences to come together to share how God acts in our lives.
Traveling to screenings of this movie in the U.S. and even in other continents has provided that experience for me in a new way. People are willing and eager to share their stories with me and one another. The cinema halls and auditoriums become transformed into true experiences of Church at its best!
I hope, that in the coming months, I have the opportunity to meet many more friends, old and new, as this film continues its amazing journey around the globe!
Sincerely, Sister Jeannine Gramick