It is saturday on a summer day in Maine. The sun is shining, the sky is blue and it is wonderful to be alive. Spent the morning reading a good book, did some chores, now getting ready to serve the Divine Liturgy at St Joseph Maronite Church. The Liturgy is still said on hot days. I imagine the monks and priests in the wool cassocks and vestments being much more uncomfortable in the early church.
Settling in with a simpler life. Working from home in my new job. Learning that solitude can be very illuminating. Still serving my Church and supporting my family. Writing some and praying alot.
I hope and pray that the political leaders of the world will allow forgiveness to rule as they negotiate their power and decisions. There is a life beyond what w see here and secret or deceptive negotiations will eventually return two fold in other ways. This gridlock in Washington DC needs to be broken for the good of all people, not on the backs of the disabled and elderly. Our government did the right thing when they prevented the collapse of our financial markets in 2008. Maybe they should remember that when they are asked to pay their fair share of taxes.