The 4th of July – like much of “normal” life – promises to be pretty much a dud in 2020. COVID has claimed many of the fireworks spectaculars we’ve tended to take for granted in years past.
But that doesn’t mean we have to settle for a “boom-free” celebration of Independence Day – at least not in my backyard.
The ornate ironwork and richly carved hardwood panels left no doubt: This mansion had long been home to the very best that life has to offer—abundance and riches well beyond what my middle-class circumstances could ever envision.
And so I found it ironic, to say the least, that our tour guide was a Franciscan nun—a woman joyfully living out her vow of poverty at her community’s Motherhouse in Mishawaka, Indiana.
I was nearly swept away last evening when I inadvertently stepped into a torrent of teenage energy.