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

fr murphy and i were standing on the balcony discussing how to fell the coconuts on the adjacent tree and we came up with the following:

tie a nylon cord to a hatchet, climb on the roof, throw the hatchet at the coconuts and knock them down.

after a few practice throws to get our bearing and aim we took down three, only one of which lost its milk. much easier than climbing the darn tree.


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