The photo was taken during my January retreat; I think it was the only day the sun showed itself!
What does Jesus mean when He tells us to be perfect, just as God the Father is perfect? That seems impossible. I think we are called to be so united to God that it is God who acts in us. I am so far from being perfect that I just hope Jesus was calling us to strive for union with God. Then, we will love our enemies for God loves every creature. That is why we must go out to others in need; we must welcome refugees. We must love all immigrants; we come from a family history of immigrants unless we are descended from the native Indians.