It’s foggy this morning and it’s also Friday. I have learned a lot in the past few days, I have found a new friend. Video-conferencing is my new work normal and slowly, I am begin to get a feel for my new work with ECF. Yesterday a young man from St Ambrose had to have an emergency appendectomy and I was able to see him and his mama between calls. I neither have to discount nor dramatize the rage–it does have a place in my life and what I want to learn is how to let it fuel my ministry in ways that are faithful. Sitting in the quiet of the morning, I am reminded of my commitment to this year–to cultivate joy. It continues to happen.
I have lit a candle for my friends who are in the midst of great suffering. I am grateful for kindness; it has come in all kinds of touching ways this week. Let me not become complacent and hide behind what’s safe. And thank you for my life.