Sometimes, we are given openings in our day to connect with our Creator, with one another, and with the flora and fauna of nature. A few days ago, Marianne Tavares, RSCJ (Toronto), Sheila Smith, RSCJ (Ottawa), Georgeann Parizek, RSCJ (Baton Rouge), and I did just this in the Cypress Island Swamp Preserve in Breaux Bridge, LA. Being in this environment makes one realize the precious gift of life as it is expressed so gratuitously through the cypress trees draped with moss, the native vegetation, the puffy clouds and blue sky, the alligators sunning on driftwood and the smiling faces of friends.
“Oh, give thanks to God, for God is good! (Psalm 107)
Click the link for a short video of our adventure in a Louisiana swamp.