This morning I went to Mass. Since I cannot go on Sundays because I start work in the mornings on Sundays, I try and make it a couple times, or so, during the week. I have lots to pray for, but lots to give thanks for, as well. I do both.

In the mornings at weekday Mass, it is usually the same handful of people who show up. Maybe about 15–20 people, of which many are over 60, some 85–95, and a few younger. On Wednesdays, the school children attend (we don’t serve the wine at Communion on Wednesdays). But, today was fragile. A particular couple, whom I know fairly well, come and they are…