We are beginning to get much-needed rain, and are grateful to God for that. The rainfall also almost immediately reduces the daytime temperatures, these days in the high 80s.
Hopefully into and throughout the month of August we will see more moisture, as the typical monsoon season here is the months of July and August.
Of late, the monks are slowly watching the biblically-based third season of the series, “The Chosen.” Overall, we are positive about its representation of Jesus and his public ministry.
While liberties are taken as to what have might have been said or done, none of it is contrary to what we believe in or what is recorded in the New Testament. The effort of the creators of the series to be both respectful and to provide a program enjoyable to watch is much  appreciated by us monks.
With this comes our assurance of prayers and we are grateful for yours.
Abbot Christian