Right now we are experiencing a rather sad time for various reasons that I
shall not discuss. But be assured that we are offering up our sufferings
for your intentions and for more men and women to answer the call to the
priesthood or religious life.
So smile and know that somewhere I am in a traffic jam, offering up the
fact that people don't automatically get out of my way when they see me
coming up behind them.
On a less serious note:
Last night, as we started Night Prayers with the examination of
conscience, my wife asked me to give a little more time before praying an
act of contrition. It appears that she likes more time for her examen. I
told her that when I feel I am drifting off to sleep I have to start
praying the act of contrition. There have been times in the past where
she has had to wake me up from my 'examination of conscience.'