THE NOW WORD ON MASS READINGS
for December 14th, 2013
Memorial of St. John of the Cross
Liturgical texts here
THE most difficult and painful thing any parent can face, aside from losing their child, is their child losing their faith. I have prayed with thousands of people over the years, and the most common request, the most frequent source of tears and anguish, are for the children who have wandered away. I look into these parents’ eyes, and I can see that many of them are holy. And they feel absolutely helpless.