The Gospel for Mass today is the story of the woman caught in adultery. A mob ready to stone her, a quick test of Jesus, some writing in the dirt on the ground, and “neither do I condemn you, now go live a sinless life.”

There is something about leaving a key detail out of a story and letting readers and listeners fill in their own truths.

I am grateful for ritual thanksgiving in Mass.

I am grateful for friends to talk with.

I am grateful for my kids determination and creativity.