I have found that there’s more to life than work. That I am replaceable in my job but urgently needed in other roles and relationships in my life.
The ever-present political talk of who is a good enough Catholic, or who should or should not receive Communion, hits close to home.
Sex with someone you know and love is deeply satisfying. At our age it may not be as athletic or as frequent, but it is fulfilling. It is affirming. And it is fun.
The Holy Innocents of today continue to arrive and ask for our help. The way we welcome them or neglect them tells the story of who we are.
Our task now, after we have defaced our neighbors’ political signs and posted undignified invectives online, is to figure out how to be more neighborly to one another.
Joe Biden made the perfect reply to a child who is sorry and shaky and demoralized and has no idea how to fix the damage caused: the recommitment to unconditional love.