“Let the earth bless the Lord; praise and exalt Him above all forever!…Frost and chill, bless the Lord! Ice and snow, bless the Lord!” (Paraphrase from the Book of Daniel)
New England has just been through its first major blizzard of 2017. With some delay, I was able to make it to and from work without incident (or frostbite!).
Now, we have blue skies and bright sunlight reflecting off newly fallen snow. It is the beauty of it, that makes me glad I am a Massachusetts man. (Most of the time!)
Good day! I usually meet you all on the weekend over a cup of coffee. However, if we were having a cup right now; I would tell you that yesterday, I jammed the tips of my fingers in a closing door. My pastor had to rush off to a wake service, after Sunday Mass. I volunteered to check our main doors, to make sure they were locked up tight. One set of doors did not seem right, so I pushed them open a bit. Still do not remember exactly what happened, but suddenly my left hand fingers were caught in the doors. There is no serious damage, a little bruising under one nail, and the fingertips are still a little sore. So it has been a little painful typing yesterday. Right now, I am using my thumbs on my mobile phone. Not quite sure this is an improvement.
Over a cup of coffee, I would tell that we had our first snow of the year! It was only a dusting, but I still had to brush our car off.
Over a cup of coffee, I would share with you my growing anxiety about this presidential transition. I have through a dozen presidential elections; and I do not remember it ever being like this. I have in the past reserved judgment until a new administration was up in running. But this transition, the opinions of people that they are bringing into government, quite frankly, scare me.
As I write this, I am watching a beautiful sunrise. I remember a quote from the writings of English mystic, Julian of Norwich: “All will be well, all will be well.” See you soon over a cup of coffee.