Silence of the Lambs or the Wolves?

Featuring a guest post today, written by my sister Sonetta. ----------------- The other posts on this blog describe my grandmother, a gentle and loving lady, and her inclination to stay silent about the treatment received at the hands of Son 2 and DIL 2. Even though my father, mother, sister, and I speak up for her, …

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The Implications of Divine Mercy

The wrath of God is a real thing, too terrible to imagine. Yet, the Christian view of God was never that of a fearsome and distant deity, waiting to punish; rather, Jesus bridged the gap between man and God, teaching us to call God "Our Father". A dad who loves us despite our imperfections and wants to be …

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When Pride Replaces Familial Love

I called my grandmother Mercy at the start of Holy Week. Her cheerful greeting was music to my ears; it had been too long since I'd heard her sound like her usual self. Her back pain had reduced and she'd been walking more frequently, she said. However, the hope that bloomed in me at her upbeat …

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Loving as God Loves – A Christian’s Challenge

I first began to understand what love meant at a children's mass in my hometown parish. Through the usual question & answer session, the twinkly-eyed elderly priest differentiated between 'like' and 'love'. Our negative reactions to some people could range from mild irritation to outright disgust; and so it was impossible for us to like absolutely everyone we …

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