News from St. Francis 9/3 – 9/10/17

A part of the mythos of Minnesota is a phenomenon known as Minnesota nice. People are just really nice, or so the perception exists by many who visit the land of 10,000 lakes. Locals there often joke that the niceness that exists is forged by the collective suffering of Minnesotans. If you live through months of below zero weather and summers that can be blisteringly hot and humid, you become acutely aware of our human limits, the overwhelming forces that control life, and, well, why not just be a bit nicer to the next person who has to deal with the same existential bewilderment. Thus, nice, in part, relates directly to suffering.
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