Francis Wagner, O.S.B., a Benedictine monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey and a spiritual director, is the author of Grace in the Wilderness: Reflections on God’s Sustaining Word Along Life’s Journey (Abbey Press). He blogs at

Faith in Focus
Francis Wagner, O.S.B.June 10, 2015
Punctuation can make a world of difference in our understanding of written communication. Consider, for example, the following sentences: “Let’s eat, Uncle Larry!” and “Let’s eat Uncle Larry!”Each sentence is composed of the same words. But a single punctuation ma