I had the opportunity to travel to Jeju Island off the coast of South Korea in the East China Sea from Oct. 29 to Nov. 4. I previously spent four days in Manila, Philippines, where I was invited to speak at the first Asia Pacific Dialogue on Human Rights and Respect for the Dignity of Life with the theme: "No Justice Without Life." I left an amazing community in Manila standing for life and justice and saying "No" to state-sponsored killing.
A couple of weeks before Christmas, my wife, Sally, and I had dinner with Kathy Kelly and two of her friends during a visit she made to the Washington DC area. It was an evening quite ordinary in a life in which the highly extraordinary has become the norm.