by Sr Fidelis
Recently, I had some members of my extended family come for a brief visit. On the last morning, they attended our 7:00 am Lauds and Eucharist service. I deliberately planted myself next to my 10-year-old great-nephew, figuring he might need a little “guidance” through the service. The church was quiet and still as we took our seats in the visitors’ section. The introduction to the opening hymn came floating from everywhere, as the organist surrounded us with the most beautiful melody. I turned and caught the look of wonder and pure delight on Luke’s face as he reveled in the moment. I thought to myself, “Don’t ever take this for granted”.