El más profundo anhelo del corazón de Dios

Cierta tarde hace casi 47 años, el P. Thomas me llamó a su oficina en el seminario para decirme que mi padre había fallecido ese día. Recuerdo con afecto su amable titubeo, su respeto por mi respuesta silenciosa. La tarea que recayó sobre él ese día nos uniría con el paso de los años, hasta su propia muerte varios años después. No, no solo hasta, sino más allá de su muerte. La vida me ha enseñado que la muerte no pone fin a las relaciones o a lo que de ellas podemos aprender. Lo digo porque conozco major a mi padre ahora que el día que murió.

The deepest longing of God’s heart

One afternoon almost 47 years ago, Father Thomas called me into his office at the seminary to tell me my father had died earlier that day. I remember with fondness his gentle hesitation, his respect for my silent response. The task that fell to him that day would bind us together as the years went by, until his own death several years later. No, not just until — even beyond his death. Life has taught me that death does not put the final limit on relationships or on what we can learn from them; I say that because I know my father better now than I did the day he died.

Nuestros difuntos están a salvo en las manos amorosas de Dios

Estos días de noviembre, al mirar por la ventana y andar por las calles mirando las hojas caer teniendo por fondo un cielo húmedo y gris, la Iglesia nos recuerda que los cristianos estamos llenos de esperanza. ¿Por qué, cuando parece ser una temporada sombría, estamos llenos de esperanza? Porque nunca estamos solos.

Our deceased loved ones are safely in God's loving hands

In these November days, as we look out our windows and walk the streets watching leaves fall against the backdrop of a wet, gray sky, the Church reminds us that we Christians are full of hope. Why, during what might seem a season of gloom, are we full of hope? Because we are never alone.

Satellites, the internet and the communion of saints

Recently, while working at my computer in Santa Barbara, I encountered a confounding problem and decided to call Brandon Vogt, who is not only the excellent content director at Word on Fire, but also a trained engineer and tech whiz. After trying in vain to talk me through the problem, Brandon said, “Look, let me just take over your screen.” And with that, he pressed some buttons in Atlanta, where he was attending a conference, and then commenced to move my cursor around the screen, click on all the right settings, and resolve the difficulty.

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