Not unlike Murphy's law, when one seeks to do good in the name of God, be sure that the devil isn't far behind trying to prevent it from happening. Unfortunately this morning one of our students came down ill. The Holy Spirit intervened and took a negative moment and made it into something beautiful. Anne, the director of Manus Christi explained it best to our youth when she said, "living in Christian community means knowing when you're called to serve and accepting the times when you need to be served." Today began with relying on the help of our Mother Mary. We took part in the Rosary and Luminous mysteries. Some of us finished a roofing project from yesterday and others worked here on the farm. The evening centered around a bon-fire on the side of the mountain. We reflected on the origins of the word sacrament and the way grace can change us. A beautiful sunset, a breeze through the trees, a crackling fire and most importantly prayer is not a bad way to end a truly blessed day.
PS. Our Ill student has remained upbeat and is almost back to 100%. Thank you for your prayers!