You may have noticed a quiet week here on the Food For Faith website. I have a good excuse.
Last Tuesday, after spending a few days in pain and discomfort, I ended up in a medical centre near the University here at Mundelein Chicago. After a few hours of tests it was decided that my gall bladder had to be removed and I was in an ambulance to hospital. Last Tuesday morning I was in surgery. It is all a long story, since what began as keyhole surgery changed mid-op to “the works.” But the happy short version is that after six nights in hospital, and successful surgery, I was yesterday released back to the beautiful Mundelein campus where the Liturgical Institute community have been most caring.
While the experts tell me that it will be a few weeks before i feel “normal” again, at the moment I am doing not too badly and able to move around a little more easily with every day.
My overwhelming feeling in these days is of gratitude to the staff of the hospital who all played their part in making my days in their care a time of great healing. I am grateful too to the many people who sent emails of good wishes and assurance of prayer, and to the Liturgical Institute community who have provided a supportive community for me to return to.
Thank be to God, and to you all.
Your readers hold you gently in prayer just as you hold everything in gratitude. Someone who can live beyond divided thinking to embrace all events with gratitude, is a powerful witness
to the rest of us. Thank you. Sometimes we can forget that God gives with two hands, and
often the biggest gift is the one we would rather not receive.