“In tribulation immediately draw near to God with confidence,
and you will receive strength, enlightenment, and instruction.”
St. John of the Cross
We are a measuring sort of people.
We measure heights, weights, sizes, shapes, lengths, distances, amounts, numbers,
comings and goings…
You name it, we’ll measure it.
And we particularly like to measure time…
We enjoy measuring time so much that each year we mark time with a New Year’s celebration.
Just as we mark days of birth.
Any kid will tell you just how important the marking of a birthday really is…
And so it is that I am bittersweetly reminded that this time last year, on March the 10th,
we marked Dad’s 89th birthday.
You may remember he was gravely ill but was so excited to have “lived” long enough
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