If the NOAA wind-chill calculator is correct, tonight will be just above zero Fahrenheit. Very happy to have the walls up, even if there is no insulation on the inside or “wrap” or other materials on the outside. We’ll get to that soon, pushed by the cooler weather. Very happy to have the wood stove in operation. Very happy to have more than just unrolled rolls of polyurethane sheeting to hide under this winter.
I think of the poor priests and bishops who are homeless or, for instance, in China, even on the run, exposed to the elements day and night, constantly fleeing for their lives from the Communist government, even while trying their best to bring the sacraments to the Lord’s flock. By their holiness amidst sufferings, they hold up the Church in the whole world.
Whatever the circumstances, there is a constant blaze of the Lord’s charity shared by those who know His friendship, His goodness, His kindness, His enthusiasm for souls, those who know, in a word, humble thanksgiving.
Update: It didn’t get that cold, nor was it that windy. Weather predictions! Always right, right? We carry on!