Reconciliation

In June of 2018, I was given the opportunity to attend a conference for the Central and Southern Province of the Society of Jesus on Reconciliation. There were many fruits of this experience for me. Read about them in the Province Spring 2019 Magazine Direct link to article found here “Reconciliation looks like a diverse […]

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Pencils, 25¢

Early last week, I was picking my son up from school. I grabbed his admittedly way-too-large backpack as he frantically searched every one of his pockets. “What are you doing?” I asked him. He continued to pull the insides out of one after another – from each of his pants pockets to his coat pockets. […]

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Mommy, what makes you cry?

After an epic display of tears from each of our kids upon receiving their annual flu shot, I decided they should witness their parents endure the same suffering. After all, we were all in it together. On the way, my oldest son asked me “Mommy, will you cry?” Instantly, I replied, “No, son, not for […]

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Shining Like the Sun

Thomas Merton once had a revelation on a street corner in Louisville that made the love of God tangible, visible for him in every person he saw walking by. He reasoned, after this revelation, that it would be something very difficult to explain in words to those he encountered. He wrote: “There is no way […]

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“Lord, I am afraid.”

Recently, I was standing on the sidelines at my son’s first soccer game with a brand-new team of kids he didn’t know. At home, he had been so incredibly eager to put on his uniform. He told his brothers “I’m going to play soccer. My colors are green and white. I’m a Spartan!” The whole […]

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