A friend of mine shared the story of her recent trip to the grocery store. She was dutifully checking bananas for brown spots when she became aware that “I’ll be Home for Christmas” was blasting over sound system. “It was so overwhelming. It felt like I couldn’t breathe. I was suddenly ugly-crying in the middleContinue reading “Coping Through the Holidays”
Día de los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead,” is primarily a Mexican tradition of celebrating the Catholic feasts of All Souls Day and All Saints Day. Although the celebration incorporates pre-Columbian indigenous elements, the modern Día de los Muertos is a reverent way to celebrate the Church’s teaching on the communion of saints andContinue reading “Understanding Día de Muertos”
A bright, effervescent 2-year-old was just adopted by her foster family. As I watched the adoption proceedings over a small screen, I was struck by the judge’s questions to the parents. Would they love and care for her as if she were their biological child? Would they support her through life’s many challenges? Would theyContinue reading “Adoption Day”
You can safely assume that you’ve made God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people that you do.Anne Lamott
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