We see suffering in the eyes of the mother of a stillborn, the father of an addict, the scared abandon child, the broken-hearted widow, the exhausted young mother, and the depressed single father. … Continue readingThe Eyes of Suffering
I asked my eight year old daughter what she thought sacrifice meant. She gave me a great answer: “It means giving up something for a reason or for a person– just like Jesus gave His life for us.” As I beamed with pride, I realized … Continue readingSweet Sacrifice
This is the fifth in a series of posts reflecting line-by-line on the Anima Christi. It’s all about the cross ~ A crucifix, that is. Cross plus corpus, for in Christ’s passion is the reminder and promise of love and salvation that strengthens the suffering. … Continue readingLine-by-Line Prayer Reflection: Anima Christi, Part 5
This Lent has been a particularly fruitful time for me. I cannot remember another one in recent memory when I have remained so focused on what the season is all about. Throughout the years, I have noticed the different personas of the Lenten figure. I … Continue readingI give up!
There are few chores I loathe more from my childhood than hand washing and drying dishes. Sticking your hand in a dirty sink full of water with food bits floating around, oh, I shudder just to imagine it. Therefore, when our dishwasher recently gave out, … Continue readingDishpan Hands and a Servant’s Heart