The rain finally came and washed the pollen off the car, and out of the air.

I feel better now.

I picked up a little book I bought years ago written by St Francis de Sales. I read a couple of excerpts. He evangelized in the Protestant city of Geneva, Calvin’s hometown, and brought thousands back to The Faith. His message was simple, gentle, and unapologetic about Catholicism.

Like this rain, his life and work and words were about cleansing, gently, in a world that needed it.