Sharing the Word for September 15, 2020
The sorrows of Mary find their significance in the faithfulness that they expressed. Jesus calls us to faithfulness as well.
Our Lady of Sorrows
The principal biblical references to Mary’s sorrows are Simeon’s prediction about a sword piercing Mary’s soul, and Jesus’ words from the cross to Mary and to the beloved disciple. The two passages are brought together as prediction and fulfillment.
The Power of Home
This fall marks six years since my family and I sold our 27-acre organic farm and the house we had designed and built ourselves—the place my wife and I thought we’d call home our entire lives. The grief of leaving that place and that life still runs deep in me. I often find myself thinking, I should be over it by now.