The above quote - "Offer Me each little moment as it passes. This will be enough, because then your whole year will be for Me." - is from the famous spiritual book "He and I" by Gabrielle Bossis. Imprimatur: Archbishop Sherbrooke, November 14, 1969. Editions Mediaspaul, 250 boul. St- Francois nord Sherbrooke, QC, J1E 2B9 (Canada).

Heatwave - too hot to think......

It's a scorcher - 45 degrees on the verandah at 6pm. It's dinnertime and I'm watching the heat's haze from the kitchen window. Our 'Mary' statue stands steadfast and glows white hot in the sun's outdoor furnace. I venture out for a quick moment near 'Our Lady'. As I walk, a thick swarm of dragonflies hover and part and a magpie joyfully chortles - I don't know how any creature can sing in this heat? A minute or two in the sun is enough so I race back to dinner - fish fingers, chips and salad with sauce and lemon - the children love squeezing lemon on top. I realize we're out of lemons so I sprint outside to pluck the last lone lemon from its tree. Back inside I ponder: "I wonder what was Jesus' favourite meal that Mary prepared for Him when He was a little boy?". My heatwave dinner moments are for You Jesus - and for Mary and Joseph too.

© He and I and me 2013