Day 22

I have a week of various meetings and family events. So I am hoping to spend some time today reading. I also have the Bible Study again this week – it has been on break. I had to force myself to look at next Sunday’s reading (Luke 10:38-42) but, as is usual, I found the work and Word very rewarding.

Yesterday before Mass – and I have decided to use that term – I had a great conversation with one of the retired priests of the parish. We share a lot of background (I want to write baggage but that you be unkind to the priest). I have been thinking about a few issues, and a few issues that God has placed on my heart, and I am amazed at how God works. Some will still need to work themselves out but I can see how there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

I should emphasize that the “normal clergy” of the parish are amazing. They are caring, gracious, insightful, and, above all, faithful disciples of Jesus. This time of solitude – this experiment – has been the best thing in my life. I am already grieving about leaving.

So there it is! Freedom week has started.

Oh, I am trying vegan hotdogs today. I have been eating almost exclusively vegetarian but I really wanted some hot dogs. So pray for me!!!!

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