The readings today were worth a trip to town to share from the rooftops or from a booth in Hardees - two days in a row I bought nothing and just sit here for about an hour and blog. The words from Hosea ring a chord with me in this place away from it all - TV, yes internet, and even no phone service for the most part. I sit on the deck or the beach and just drink in the beauty and I realize that it goes very deep with me. I grew up spending my childhood summers on the Big Lake, and now my grandchildren have grown up coming here. My own kids didn't, hence they do not seem to have the same deep love for this place - as we say it has gotten into our blood like part of our DNA.
This place definitely speaks to my heart and it is hard to know that it could be our last summer here! Part of the reason that I take way too many pictures and try to capture it all! For the woman in the Gospel today - that one that was hemorrhaging for 12 years - Jesus had spoken to her in her desert place of the silence of her struggle and she knew that she would be healed if only she touched the tassel of his garment! The "gracious and merciful" Lord "espoused us in fidelity" despite our infidelity, when all seems lost. Christ comes to us and gives us back our life.