Follow the Lead
Mk. 1:40-45 St. Anthony abbot
"As fish die if they leave water, so does a monk if he forsakes solitude." St. Anthony, abbot. I spend a lot of time in solitude--my days off, my time away is spent alone--I need the solitude, the time to pray, meditate--so that I can return to the fray of chaos of the lives of the people I serve. A young man said to me he thought faith was for "fools", and I found this quote:
Faith is not a storm cellar to which men and women can flee for refuge from the storms of life. It is, instead, an inner force that gives them the strength to face those storms and their consequences with serenity of spirit. - Sam J. Ervin, Jr.
Faith allow me to face life with my head held high, and with courage. Deo Gratias! Thanks be to God!