Sr. Susthama took the Sunday Service at 5pm at The Buddhist House. The service includes walking and sitting nembutsu, sutra chanting, a lesson and Dharma talk. Sr. Susthama took as her text for the talk a collection of poems, including the following written by Mitsuyo Makinodan...
Urged by Amida to listen
To the teaching in ordinary times
The more I listen
The more ashamed I am of myself.