Up at 3:00 AM. Over to church at 5:30 AM. Adoration and Confessions at 6:00 AM. Race from Cherokee County to Graham County 7:10 AM. Set up for Adoration with Confessions at 7:35 AM. Exposition with Rosary 8:00 AM. Mass 8:30 AM. Social after Mass and race back to the main church for Confessions at 10:30 AM and Mass at 11:00 AM. Social afterward. Talk, talk, talk. Then immediately bringing Holy Communion to the home-bound in the valley on on the mountain tops, and at the nursing homes of the various cities in the parish, getting home about 7:30 PM. The picture above was taken after 7:00 PM while leaving the last nursing home for the day.
Then it was simply a matter of feeding Shadow-dog and Laudie-dog, always a joy. Then I had a bite to eat, and after a brief look at phone stuff – unwinding a bit – and then Vespers of the Divine Office, it was off to bed.
The take-away of this screed of unrepeatable circumstances is that life goes on, and that it’s best to walk with Jesus at all times and in all circumstances. If there are those who have lost the plot elsewhere in the Church, well, that is their decision, and we pray for them so that they return to Christ Jesus. But I’m not going to grant to those others rights over my soul, over my peace. We can all of us ask Jesus for that peace.