Having now survived final papers for the semester, I’ve been tearing around (most unmonastically) getting packed. What am I forgetting?!
Mosquito net, check.
Bug spray and sunscreen, check.
Pepto pills and malaria meds, check.
Summer habits and cargo pants, check.
Some idea of what I’ll be doing once I get there, not so much.
Into the fray comes this evening’s Gospel reading at Solemn Vespers: Luke 9:1-17.
“Jesus said to them, "Take nothing for your journey, no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money—not even an extra tunic.” (9:3)
All this and the multiplication of the loaves and fishes too.
Time to stop running around like a hamster on a wheel and breathe in God’s peace as I go.