48 yrs ago I entered the convent. (OK. Do the math. I entered before I was born. Ha!) On that day back in 1966, I felt that I was giving up everything in order to surrender my life to God. What a surprise to discover, over and over, that I had it entirely backwards: abundant blessings are coming my way every day. Proof enough: here I am, nearly five decades later, on a Caribbean beach, smelling the fresh salty air, enjoying the warm breeze, watching small fishing boats ply the waters. It’s as if God pulled this scene from the magician’s hat: “Voila! A little something for your anniversary, Marilyn.”
You may be wondering what I am doing on a Caribbean beach… Actually I am in Haiti, participating in the annual MBB Leadership Training with 30 of our best Scholars. We’re working, but playing, too. Above all, we are busy giving thanks simply for being here….