All things work together

I made a mistake in judgement today and further complicated it by not communicating with fellow Secular Franciscans. I had originally promised to bring a platter of Subway sub sandwiches to Mount Irenaeus for a luncheon today.  There was a communication error and I was the one at fault. I hope that I can make up for it tomorrow by appearing with a platter of subs. Earlier this week I received a box containing four cakes prepared by the Trappists at Genesee Abbey at Piffard, New York. I had sent the brothers $20 in the mail for cakes I had taken on an earlier visit when I had no money. Instead of receiving the money and crediting me, they took this as a new order and sent me four more loaves of this delicious blueberry and chocolate chip whiskey cakes. Tomorrow following the formal canonical recognition of the St. Irenaeus Fraternity at Mt. Irenaeus, Franciscans and our guests will benefit from my mistakes and the monk’s mistakes. I am reminded of St. Paul’s letter to the Romans, “all things work together for good to them that love God.”