(RNS) — We do not have to reduce ourselves to someone who exists only to endure hardship.
(RNS) — Lent is the right time to sit with darker truths, a time to reflect on our limitations and to remind ourselves that none of us is immune to the universe.
(RNS) — What happens when an accident, old age or illness robs loved ones of their memory, and we forget that they are a child of God?
(RNS) — In a world that prizes self-affirmation, confidence and pride, Ash Wednesday comes as a slap in the face, a bracing cold shower of reality. Inescapably, we are told of our lingering weaknesses, faults and helplessness.