Sunday, April 14, 2013

A Gift of Love

Lectio Divina

... a third time, "Do you love me?"

John 21:17


Reading the latest issue of National Catholic Reporter. America and Commonweal had leapfrogged over Hospitality and The Pilgrim, but I've finished the former and almost the latter. Still have Dietrich, Broken and Shared, in the chapel stall.


My niece, Jade Adele, was baptized yesterday. Now sending her prayers, that one day she will understand the significance of her baptism, and that she will discover and accept the Gospel as the way to true life. May she so blessed as to have an authentic encounter with the living God. I thank my sister and her husband for giving Jade life, but more than this I thank them for having their daughter baptized, so that she may receive a gift even greater than life itself, the saving gift of God's love that promises new life in Christ.

Today, Mass at the parish located on the campus of the University of California-Santa Barbara in the company of some of my novice brothers. We have been worshiping at San Lorenzo a lot lately because of Lent and Easter celebrations. Next Sunday we will all be at San Lorenzo to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the priestly ordination of one of our senior friars in residence.

A leisurely but fat-burning walk this afternoon, followed by our hour of Eucharistic adoration and evening prayer. Now, after dinner, on to prayerful silence, and maybe another contemplative walk.

Continuing to feel the future beckoning. We have less than three months of novitiate left. 


In the center of a foggy world, it is sunny.

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