Here we all are ladies.
My gift to you all this thanksgiving 2016 was to teach all of you one of Papa's holy words.
You probably won't remember this but, on this day we visited the Elf Village up in the North Carolina mountains. Above is a picture of us in one of Santa's Sleighs he loaned out for the occasion.
This little elf village also had a very small chapel with just enough room for all of us to enter.
We all entered that chapel and participated in a moment of being silent together, practicing one of Papa's holy words together.
That was your Thanksgiving gift to me.
Thank you for that!
St. John of the Cross writes:
Carve out a day every week,
or an hour a day,
or a moment each hour,
and abide in loving silence with the Friend.
Feel the frenetic concerns of life in the world
like the last leaves of autumn being lifted from the tree in the arms of zephyr.
Be the bare tree.