It was a rainy, gray morning this morning. Rumbling thunder, lightening, umbrellas welcome.
I went to Mass at the Monastery and stayed after to pray. Blessed silence. Except for the rain on the roof. I had an inservice at 8:30 and it didn't make sense to drive all the way home to turn around and drive back.
I snapped this picture out the passenger side of my vehicle in the driveway. My older son has quite an affection for St. Michael. I figure he's a good friend to have!
It reminded me of a recent email conversation with my best, best friend. (She also lives in a monastery.) I had confessed to her that I wasn't much of a "Mary person." That if I needed something it just seemed easier to go straight to Jesus. She emailed back that the best things in life are not so much about efficiency and getting the job done, as they are about friendship. Very true words. And so we pray with friends - both those already in Heaven and those on their way.
St. Michael the Archangel, protect us.
Linking this to Jenny's Blog and Sixty Seconds on Tuesday, because she and her friends have cool pictures! Stop in and visit or join us - finding beauty in the ordinary.