Today’s first reading is a long one! It goes into great detail, much like you’d find in a crime scene of a novel.
Several recent encounters with grieving parents and with the Scriptures today caused me to reflect on how we cope with grief.
There are many veterans of wars and of gang violence, and people struggling with drug and alcohol addiction around us. So many families have to deal with troubled loved ones. There are no easy solutions … but is there hope?
A surprise test? When the students flipped over the page, they were even more confused.
“How many of you want to go to heaven?” … “Good, who wants to go right now?”
Now, more than ever before, our youth are hurting from difficult social dynamics and the pain that comes from the backlash of social media.