I sat with my grandmother in the hospital toward the end of her life, miserable to think that she would soon be gone. As was typical with her, she was the one comforting me. At 22, I couldn’t imagine life after anybody’s death . . . but she could. “But God, Sarah,” she said. “…but God! No […]
CHRIST IS RISEN!
The third time is a charm, they say, and it was for me. The third time in Labor and Delivery and I knew what to expect, knew the pains would come and go and be replaced by the unutterable joy of a child. When a woman is in travail she has sorrow, because her hour […]
THE RESURRECTION CHALLENGE
On retreat this week, Fr. Guckin posed a challenge: “show me how you would convince someone you love that Jesus really rose from the dead.” The Resurrection, he said, is what it’s all about. It’s where we must start in the New Evangelization. When I was growing up, “Jesus died for your sins” was the […]