The Missions: San Francisco and San José

Unless the mission is oriented by charity, that is, unless it springs from a profound act of divine love, it risks being reduced to mere philanthropic and social activity...Consequently, being missionaries means loving God with all one's heart, even to the point, if necessary, of dying for him. - Pope Benedict XVI

what an outstanding day:

i arrive at el corbano (about 10 minutes off the main road) to find a completely locked up chapel. "what the heck," (or words to that effect) i say to the kids on the other motorcycle. so, we drive about 3 minutes to the end of the community and find this:

notice the light fixtures (they're about 10 years from having power, but you gotta love the optimism)...also witnessed a fight between two guinea hens - those guys really go at it. it was a natural fight, not spurred on by any human desire for riches...


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