I intentionally try to schedule visits to my closer-in parishes during the months with the highest potential for disruptive weather. This morning reinforced that strategy. With freezing rain coating the pavement, it might have been difficult or impossible to reach some parts of the diocese. But with a little extra caution, St Luke’s right here in Springfield turned out to be eminently doable. And we ended up with nearly a full house. St Luke’s is an eminently vital eucharistic community, and it was a joy to share word and sacrament with them.