It is COLD today! I am so thankful that my New Testament class is in the Motherhouse so I don't have to go outside. I hope people who are homeless have someplace warm to go to, but I know that generally they don't have warm places during the day. A couple of people I've met who are in this situation have told me that they cope with cold winter temperatures by "thinking warm thoughts" so they think about being by a fireplace, or being at the beach. It sounds like a good way to go.
Last weekend, those of us in formation watched an excellent movie called The Human Experience.
It is a very powerful documentary about finding the meaning of life in the midst of suffering. The preview for the film is below. (Disclaimer: there are some graphic images at the beginning of the trailer.)
Another thing that that has been enriching is the Franciscan Spirituality class that we are taking. It is kind of like a retreat, and I am really getting to understand Franciscan spirituality on a deeper level. It is also affirming, in that I can see more and more that I am in the right place.
May God bless you on your journey.