Last night I had the opportunity to speak with the 5-8 grade girls at Annunciation's PSR classes for Vocation Awareness Week. I love to do that, but I am always slightly anxious going in because I never know how the groups will respond. Some just sit there and stare at me, but this group was really great. They asked good questions and seemed to at least not mind being there too much.
Tonight I was invited to have supper at our earth-spirituality center, St. Joseph's Woods. Srs. Carol, Martha, and myself brought the dogs on a walk through the nature trails before feeding the goats and having a bite of supper ourselves: "Everything from the Garden Soup." Beautiful prayer. They played the song, "Standing on the Shoulders" by Earth Mama. If you've never heard it, it is worth trying to find, or at least looking the lyrics up on-line. The song and the prayer were good reminders for me today of God's love in relationships. It had been a particulary difficult week, but, even when I have no idea what is going on in my head and heart, I have decided that it is not a very good reason to quit enjoying where I am. What's one more day wherever I am?
ICN starts back up tomorrow. It will be good to reconnect with all the other novices, see how their holidays were back home. For tonight, reflection questions for Pat on the first six months. That I find hard to believe.