May you, dear readers of my blog, have that luminous peace in contemplating the Word made Flesh no matter how much chaos is around you. Of course, there can be lots of love and joy with the family even amidst the chaos! Praise the Lord!
Here were my suggestions, for what it’s worth:
The priest would say:
“We all knew her egregious faults of which we were the daily victims, but we loved her anyhow because we saw how she struggled with them out of love for God and out of wanting to love us the way Jesus does.
Pondering the Year of mercy, I thought for mercy could be seeing not the bathos, but the pathos, in the hearts of others?
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Some time back I told you about Ever Green a great novel by a friend of mine, Sandy Anderson, in Arizona. The book made Book Salon. Now I just finished reading her second novel The Last Hound which is a fictional application of how strong Catholics might try to evangelize lapsed Catholic sinners, in this case a same-sex attraction man.