Gifts Galore!

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Day 31

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

I woke-up not feeling my best but I decided to attend Mass anyway.  I am so glad I did.  Fr. Seamus was the celebrant.  The Gospel lesson was taken from John 15.  This is the passage where Jesus reminds his disciples that he is the vine and we are the branches.  He asks us to remain in him so that we might bear much fruit.  Fr. Seamus ended his homily by saying that the fruit we are to bear is love.

I went to breakfast and was eating in the refectory when Kelly came up to me very quietly and passed me a small present.  It was a slice of homemade banana nut bread which she had made.  It was sumptuous and filled with nuts.  I felt very special.  Soon Fr. Jim came along and asked when we might have dinner in the Norton dinning room.  We set the date for Thursday evening.

As I contiuned my breakfast, I was gazing out the refectory windows and noticed blue irises in full bloom.  Such a deep blue color. They were a feast for the eyes.  As if that wasn’t enough, soon two bright yellow finches came along to chow down at the bird feeder.  Another gift for the eyes to behold.   Our Heavenly Father is such a wonderful artist.  Creation is filled with such magnificent beauty and rich color.

Today, I received the fruit of love through others and through nature.  My physical body was a little sluggish but my spirit soared.  Thank you, Lord, for all your gifts galore!

I count it all joy,

Pastor Vallerie

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