Duty: The Firebolt — With Father Jim Martin (Book 3, Chapter 11)

In this week's episode Vanessa tells a story about being a spiritual care chaplain intern and ending up praying with a devoutly Christian woman who was dying. "Patients have a fundamental right to considerate care that safeguards their personal dignity and respects their cultural, psychosocial, and spiritual values." Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations UCAHO, 1998) 

In the story, Vanessa explores the idea that duty gives us clarity of purpose, aligns with our values

"There are moments where duty is just a good pair of boots you can step into, in order to do a job well."   - Vanessa

In this chapter they also discuss Hermione's decision to tell on Harry about the Firebolt, and thatHarry feels a sense of duty to avenge the death of his parents. 

"It feels like your love is at stake; if you don't [avenge someone], it says you didn't love the person but that can't be right." -Casper 

You can also listen to this week's chapter to get a sense of how awesome Vanessa and Casper think that a blood battle between Sybill and Minerva would be. (Who would YOU bet on?) 

This week we practice Sacred Imagination in Hagrid's Hut after learning from the amazing man himself (no, not Ignatius, but Reverend Jim Martin) a Jesuit priest and author of such books as "The Jesuit Guide to Almost Everything" and "My Life With the Saints". He has met Stephen Colbert, who is tied with Rev. Martin as the best Catholic alive, so that's awesome.

This week's episode is sponsored by Verizon Go90. Next week we are reading Chapter 12, "The Patronus" through the theme of optimism. Our voicemail this week is thanks to Sophia Charan.