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by Eileen McDargh, Chief Energy Officer - Monday, December 24, 2018
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I have no clue who sent me this statement from Gregory Norbert, a Benedictine. I just found it in an old file. It grabbed my heart like ivy tenaciously clinging to a stucco wall. The words ring true and sweet and important at the close of a year filled with too much bitterness, division and rancor.

The best we have is each one of us. All of you who touch my life in so many ways are part of the texture that helps me breathe, create, cry and play. My beloved family, my extended family, my dear colleagues, my readers, my audiences, and clients who are always much more than “clients”…

Listen to what I would say through Father Norbert:

I want to say something to all of you who have become a part of the fabric of my life.

The color and texture which you brought into my being have become a song and I want to sing it forever.

There is an energy in us which makes things happen when the paths of other persons touch ours and we have to be there and let it happen.

When the time of our particular sunset comes.

Our thing, our accomplishment won’t really matter a great deal.

But the clarity and care with which we have loved others will speak with vitality of the great gift of life we have been for each other.

Gregory Norbet, OSB

Happy Holidays to all. Remember, God gave us memories so we might have roses in Winter.


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