From July 26, 2020 Waiting, waiting, waiting. Our spiritual lives are a vigil of waiting. We wait with hope for the advent of God. Yet as we wait for God, God is already here with us. And we are with God, yet not fully so, and so we wait, living with paradox and expectancy.
From July 25, 2020 Yesterday was far less dark. The Gospel reading was the familiar parable of the sower from Matthew. While few of us are farmers sowing seed, we are all gardens and we are responsible for the space around us. If the soil in our garden, the soil around our lives, is rocky, we can make it fertile…
From July 24, 2020 In the early morning hours of July 23, 2020, I was in such a dark place, I wanted to be anyplace but Haiti. I wrestled with the thought that on my upcoming trip to Florida I simply not come back. The darkness was so bad, I harbored the faint regret that I survived Covid 19.
From July 23, 2020 As to our “bleak” financial situation which I’ve detailed in the Journal, the picture has gotten a little better, but we are still in huge hole. There is no way, if the schools open in September, that I can send any of our kids to the private school. I might not even be able to afford…
From July 22, 2020 Santa Chiara Children’s Center is unfortunately in a very, very difficult financial situation because of a reduction in donations and rise in the price of virtually everything. As a result, we are forced to cut payroll in August.
From July 21, 2020 Besides the sharply rising prices of virtually everything, there are other ominous signs of downward spiral in Haiti. For the last two weeks, most of the country has been without electricity. Kidnappings have resumed. Violence in Cite Soleil is worse than ever.
From July 20, 2020 Jingle Bells was a gift. But she also makes putting on the shoes the podiatrist said I must now wear instead of sandals a challenge. Jingle Bells won’t let me tie the shoe laces.
From July 19, 2020 On Friday, our bookkeeper sent me the summary of our three bank accounts. I knew it was going to be bad news, and so I did not open it.