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

i'm whipped. worn out. exhausted. spent all morning re-doing wiring and then all afternoon installing the new xantrex sw5548 inverter. 8 12v batteries - 2 x 48v. it's a nerve racking procedure: when ron and i first began putting the cables on the batteries, we heard something fall. he figured it was a clamp he had left on a wire. when we finished we ascended from under the stairwell and he says, "now i know why i couldn't see," sure, one of the lenses of his glasses had popped out and fallen behind the batteries...every time i was connecting a new cable i'd say, "hey, is this gonna blow up" and he'd say, "no, it shouldn't." the guy could only see out of one eye...


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