by Sr Nunother
We recently began a small renovation project in our convent. We had most of the needed materials on hand, and our best estimates were low cost, minimal labor, with a high-end result. Our coat room needed the uplift, no question. Gradually and mysteriously, a bump high enough to climb had appeared in the center of the floor. As with most home improvements, once past the carpet removal stage, the problem was greater than expected. It required the purchase of plywood and even though sisters are good carpenters, some outside expertise. It seems to me that God is in the renovating business of the human kind. Once His work begins, at least in me, it’s always more complicated than anticipated. But to be refurbished, restored and renewed makes the process well worth it.