Where I live in Ohio, the winter has had a lot more ice and snow than usual. The weather has brought with it snow days for some and a lot of time indoors for most. I made a retreat at the beginning of Advent, and at that time I had a sense of coziness and warmth as the snow fell outside and I prayed inside in warmth and candlelight. Now, though, that coziness has given way to a restless longing to be outside, to open up the doors and windows, to go where I want to go unhampered by icy roads and falling snow. The coziness took flight after Christmas, and I am fidgety. And there's still
I was in a shopping center one day and heard the person beside me talking. I responded to what she said, but when I looked at her, she wasn't even paying attention to me or to what I said but was continuing to talk. I looked at her closely and saw this piece of equipment attached in her ear. I felt so embarrassed!!! It dawned on me that she was talking to somebody on the phone while her hands and eyes were busy looking through the items in the shelf.
Religious Life in an Evolving World