We had a thunderstorm yesterday and the rain was very welcomed after weeks and weeks of strange summer-like heat we've been having. I'm glad winter hasn't left yet and I hope we have a rainy spring.
I'm preparing for a St. Paddy's day party tomorrow... hope you have a joyful weekend!
"Thus we see that the darkness was actually the mysterious link that united her to Jesus. It is the contact of intimate longing for God. Nothing else can fill her mind. Such longing is possible only through God's own hidden presence. We cannot long for something that is not intimately close to us. Thirst is more than absence of water. It is not experienced by stones, but only by living beings that depend on water. Who knows more about living water, the person who opens the water tap daily without much thinking, or the thirst tortured traveler in the desert in search for a spring?" (about Mother Teresa, from Come Be My Light, p. 216)