Holy leisure is a treasured aspect of the monastic way. On a recent visit home to celebrate my mom’s birthday, I found my first people to blog about – willing subjects! My niece Madeline has been baking and decorating cakes for our family birthdays since she was a little girl. This angel food cake, decorated with kiwis, strawberries, blackberries and blueberries is a real labor of love which she created for her grandma, Pretty Dot.
I thought of them this evening as I listened to tomorrow’s gospel: This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. Jn 13: 35