Today is the feast day of one of our family's favorite saints, the "poor man from Assisi". For some reason, or cluster of reasons, I keep hearing the words to one of my favorite songs: "you can't always get what you want, you can't always get what you want, you can't always get what you wa-a-ant, but you just might find, YOU GET WHAT YOU NEED." I saw the Rolling Stones in concert when I lived in Madrid in 1989-90.
We are having a weekend of field trips and retreats. This RS song tends to come in to my head after a period of feeling like I am so far away from God. I do feel very close to Him these last couple of days, and feel very grateful for the consolation. It has been quieter than usual today, and the quiet ministers to my world-weary soul. St. Francis, pray for us!