Over a cup of coffee, I would share with you my sadness over the natural disasters that have afflicted this part of our world. Three hurricanes tearing apart the Caribbean, Mexico, Texas and Florida. Mexico then was hit by an earthquake, that caused further destruction and death.
It is sad that it takes disasters like this to bring this country together for a common cause of bringing relief to fellow citizens in desperate need. Yet, it is also heartwarming to see that concern for others, and the efforts being made to get aid to the suffering. My prayers go out for those who have died; for the mourning loved ones left behind; and for those who survived and are trying to rebuild their lives.
Over a cup of coffee, I would share with you that this posting being on a new computer I have been able to acquire a new computer. Both the desktop that I have had for almost a decade, and a used laptop I inherited, can no longer accept the anti-virus and system updates. So when I have been able to post, it has been with my IPhone; and I have learned that I do not have the thumbs for typing, that younger folks have. So we came into a little extra money, that enabled me to get this little Dell laptop. So now I have no excuse not to be a more frequent blogger.
As I fill up the cups with more joe, I would share with you that yesterday, Saturday, I attended another monthly meeting of my Secular Franciscan fraternity, located at St. Anthony Shrine, in Boston. I may have written that it is becoming important for me to get back to my Franciscan roots; and one way is to being a part of the fraternity again. This particular meeting was important, since we were having our chapter of elections. Every three years, the professed members gather to elect a minister and council, who will help guide us on our Franciscan journey. It can be a long process, but it does draws us all closer as a fraternity. My prayers go out for those who were elected, that the Holy Spirit will give them wisdom, an increase in patience and charity, for the next three years.
Well, the cups are empty, and I started this post way too late. So, I promise to be more timely, and more frequent. And I will definitely see you next week over a cup of coffee. Peace and all good!