Thank you, Tom Connolly, for your Fall 2015 article, "Just Showing Up!" Besides the role model of Jesus Himself, who showed up in human history on the day in antiquity that we celebrate tomorrow, Christmas 2015, the model of Mary, Spouse of the Holy Spirit is key to my own showing up with the "Yes!" that the Holy Spirit wants and then empowers, a "yes" that then unfolds on the many days afterward into myriad acts of obedience to the Father's will and only his will. So now I show up in this "Comments" space to your article, thanking you, Fr. David, all in his community which he serves now as Prior, and all those who visit the Monastery or have served it in the past such as Fr. Tim and Gerry -- thanking you all for the help you have rendered to me on my own path. Further, please accept these best well wishes for a wonder-filled and blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year starting off with celebration of the Solemnity of the Mother of God.
Benedictine Monastery of Hawaii