I am writing these words of reflection while I am spending some time with my godparents and cousins in Scottsdale, Ariz. This afternoon I am spending some time with my friends, the “Franciscan Friars of the Holy Spirit,” who minister to the members of the Pima Native American tribe on the Gila River Reservation, south of Phoenix. It is a beautiful day here, and they have been experiencing some of the same cold and moisture that we have been having in Southern California.

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