I am tired today. I always get tired for a few weeks when summer gives way to fall and when winter gives way to spring anyway, but I have been going pretty solid. Managing this website has become nearly a full-time job in itself, but I am so happy about it because it seem to be sparking a lot of healthy joy and hope to quite a few people – which is what I always hoped for. Many of you have become profound signs of hope for me. But today I am just kicking back, reading – and later going to visit with one of my priests. He has to do a retreat here in Colorado and we do look forward to getting together for a few hours whenever his duties bring him through here. As Thomas Wolfe said, you can’t go home again. But it’s nice when a little home comes to you every now and again.
I put the picture above up because I like it – it is one of my favorites. A big chunk of my life has been spent taking care of kids, both in my own family and others. I love it…giggling lively kids always make me feel more alive, closer to God. They don’t have to work at joy – they just have it. Once, I was having some conversation with my grandson when he was about three….saying all sorts of nonsense to him, then asking nonsensical questions to his stuff. My daughter was listening and finally burst out laughing – and said, “That’s what you used to always do with us, isn’t it. It seemed so magical then – and actually still seems magical in its way.” Then doing her best Robert DeNiro impersonation she said, “You gotta gift!”
I will be back at it tomorrow afternoon. I’m doing some work on the new prayer groups we are starting – and busy working to get a director for the direction directory project on board until then.
Meantime, Michael Brown, publisher of Spirit Daily, always writes good stuff, but he seems to have a rhythm where he catches fire for a time and writes breathtakingly good stuff. I think he has entered one of his “on fire” periods. The last three pieces he wrote himself have been marvelous. Today, he has an intriguing piece linking the unusual Northern Lights that came after 911 with the unusual set that came after the visitation at Fatima. I know many of you check out Spirit Daily, which is linked at right. But for those who don’t, you might really enjoy some of what Brown writes and the selections from others he collates.
Until tomorrow afternoon! (And for my French readers, A votre sante!)
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