Saturday was a pretty good day. I was able to get out of bed at around 8:30 and drive up to the orchard to trim a good part of it and run the lawn tractor for 15 minutes. I rested when I returned home but did my knee exercises and my weights and yoga. I read some more of Matthew and more of Merton, who is really interesting but seems to talk about people well beyond any place I’ll ever be. I just want to create a personal relationship with the Holy Spirit and if I can do that, I will feel incredibly successful. I am a very simple man who has lived a life without God and I think I can change that. All the other mysterious and fascinating aspects will have to wait. After getting showered and dressed, I drove to St. Mary’s and went to 5 pm Mass and I sat behind Joseph and his family. I saw Jen with her husband Kevin and I talked to them briefly after the Mass. I felt even more comfortable with the Mass and the singing and if my health continues to improve, I hope I can participate in the Stephen ministry. It offers individual comfort to people with various problems and I think it would be a good thing for me. Joseph thought that it would be a good place for me.