I have been doing a lot of travel for work recently, and yesterday I had a long drive home through rural Pennsylvania. As I got onto the main highway, I realized right away the roads had been treated already, in preparation for the snow due today. This got me thinking, and I can’t remember such an early snow. The official start of winter is more than a month away, but as I look out my second floor window, nice, big white snowflakes are falling fast, headed to the ground. There will be shoveling (or maybe just pushing) to do later, but for now, it’s beautiful and peaceful.
It’s been a long time since my last post, and as they say, “life got in the way.” I’m leading a retreat this weekend, and that will get me back on track. My Ignatian Way retreat helps retreatants get a little taste of Ignatian Spirituality. I looked at the registration list last night, and it’s nice to see several familiar names, and I’m grateful they are coming back for deeper look.
I’ve got lots on the horizon right now, and I’m committed to bring you into the loop through my blog postings. My sense today is that we are all in need of some major encouragement. While the snow swirls around my window, other dark clouds seem to be swirling around our country, the church, relationships, where else? Just like we can’t stop the snow from falling, so much of what’s happening is outside our control. What we can control, however , is our response to whatever it is that’s happening. I would propose that our response should always be rooted in our trust in God and his infinite love and mercy towards us. To me, that’s the only approach worth taking.