The view from where I’m standing would be impressive if I could open my eyes. ‘Why am I here? I must be crazy,’ I argue with myself. I shiver in the slight breeze even though the temperature is in the high 80s. Sound is muffled like I’m under water, but I’m not there yet. Read more
I haven’t moved a muscle in 8 minutes. I’m focusing on my ragged breathing, trying to calm the horrible wheezing this bronchitis has caused. I’m not often ill. I rarely contract a cold and haven’t had the flu in decades. I consider this illness an inconvenience rather than an occasion for suffering.
“…who knows whether you have come to the Kingdom for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14
A shudder slides down my spine as I sit on a polished wood pew. The organist is playing too loudly as the lector recites a list of names. The named are people who have died during the past year. It’s November 2, the annual All Souls Day remembrance at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Read more
“Help me to journey beyond the familiar & into the unknown. Give me the faith to leave old ways & break fresh ground with you.” ∼ St. Brendan
I don’t know if it’s a mid-life thing, but I’ve definitely been in crisis for a few years. Read more