Monday, July 14, 2008

Airport Chaplaincy

Photo: Jonathan Cohen for The New York Times
I've always been intrigued with the ministry of airport chaplaincy, but truth be told, I have never actually seen a chaplain when I've gone into airport chapels. I have only seen airport chaplains during times of catastrophic emergencies. But, now that more travelers are having to bunk down in the airport rather than being put up at a hotel during long delays, I suspect that the importance of airport chaplaincy will rise. After all, as people are forced to spend more time in the airport itself, for long, extended periods of times during delays, it would be swell if chaplains in those airports offered some meditation sessions or conversation to calm the frazzled traveler.