Friday, March 30, 2012

Week's End

Going to bed momentarily. We concluded our two-day class on ecclesiology with Brother Jack, in whose company it is always a pleasure to be. A good afternoon at Neighbors Together, and another quality class in our leadership development program. Evening prayer and dinner followed, with the customary conviviality. I led our third and final Taize prayer of Lent in the chapel, and the brothers came and went during the hour, giving and receiving silence while offering wordless prayers to Christ, our peace and reconciliation. With the last candles extinguished, I hastened to the kitchen to commence some serious cookie-baking. Three dozen cookies, chocolate chip and double-chocolate chocolate chip, are coming with me to Babylon, a birthday offering for Dad. The nuclear family is gathering at his favorite Italian restaurant in Babylon Village. Of course, we'll be sampling tiramisu and gelato at dessert, but I hope he feels like dipping just one cookie into his coffee!

Now, at week's end, to bed, and tomorrow, in the company of my family, to go gracefully into Holy Week.

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