Here I am back a month from our trip to Lourdes and still unpacking. I think about my fellow malades and the knights, dames and others. What an expedition it was. How can I ever thank them for treating me to all that. But oops, there an odd little detail comes up. The Order has a general policy of not accepting thanks, just sort of ever. I was always getting caught in this. But believing that they were doing the will of God in all this that it is He that deserves the thanks.
Yes, I can see that but it really flys in the face of things modern or of modern thinking. It is the first time that I can remember coming across this and maybe why it seems so unusual. One tries to be appreciative and it doesn’t happen in the normal way. I have to learn to incorporate this and try and play along when I am around this thinking.
Of course it is not like we overdue our thanking God for things. We do on Thanksgiving and sort of when we think about it. Well, that’s me and maybe not you but in general I think we sort of miss the point of all this. I think that they have something with this practice.
Ah, here it is almost 11 PM and running late with this. Been kind of a crazy day with crazy weather. Have to settle down now for my pilgrimage to church tomorrow with Catherine. Yes and be appreciative to God Felipe.
Good night loves, Felipe.