This has been a complicated summer. The seasonal setting is getting a bit more pleasant. I have survived the flood and its immediate aftermath. I cannot say that I am none the worse for wear but not too much worse. I think that the stress of the flood probably exacerbated some crises and problems but this time that has just passed and the period ahead promises to have been and continue to be a much like normal even if measurably worse period in a life that has mosly been on a downward spiral for decades.
On the other hand, I am scheduled to to serve Holy Communion at church Sunday. I will try to have some faith and be worthy of the duty. I believe in the Blessed Sacrament. The challenge is to believe that with Jesus even a time like I feel this one to be can be a time of Holy Hope.