Wow!!! What a treasure of lovely birthday cards, photos, gifts, and loving messages for my 96th birthday!
And how to express gratitude to so many friends and relatives for that thoughtful gift?
I would really like to write to each one personally but that is far beyond possibilities for this aging monk.
So, with the help of brothers here at the Priory, all the greetings have been stored in a neat and accessible container.
On retreat days, I plan to review these precious messages and will offer a prayer of thanksgiving for so many of you who have graciously remembered me after all these years.
As well as giving thanks, this should also be a way of keeping me out of mischief in my spare time!
Thank you, one and all, for your remembrance and loving-kindness.