Many in the Catholic blogosphere have followed Rod Dreher in his career and personal shifts to his Louisiana home and away from Roman Catholicism. I haven’t checked his blogging in awhile, but I was pleased to see this good piece up as one of the headlines at BBC this morning.
Now, as you read this, the hurricane is upon us. Forecasters say it will rain hard for three days; there will be terrible flooding in places. We will have tropical storm winds for 24 hours and the threat of tornadoes. We may lose power for weeks.
But come what may, we will all be in it together. The storm will give us opportunities to sacrifice for each other, and even for strangers who show up on our doorsteps.
There can be blessing in brokenness, if you know how to look for it.
And if we families, friends, and neighbours find ourselves in the days to come sitting together around the fire cooking meat and telling stories to ward off the weariness, the drear, and the black of night, well, what could be more ancient and human than that?