Celebrating the seven Sundays before St Joseph’s feast on March 19th.
In the evening twilight, I am looking out on houses where great happiness and great sorrow are unfolding. For the moment, in my personal life, I am between the two; and that too is a position to be lived. I want to live it prayerfully, thoughtfully; that is, without knowing the details, I want to be in communion with whoever is out there, to suffer with them, to enjoy with them.
I want the life of Christ and the mind of Christ to be strong in me so that my quietly being here, even apparently not especially involved, might in fact be a sort of port of entry for Christ into our spaces and our times.
–Jeremy Driscoll, A Monk’s Alphabet