I have been blessed for the past three years by a spiritual director of extraordinary resilience and perseverance.
Especially for the past two years.
Yesterday my friend Karen, who lost her own beautiful son two years ago, posted the following quote from Paul's letter to the Romans on Facebook: "We are joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer."
I myself am not those things. You see the problem.
Some days ago I was ruminating with my director on some of the good things that came into my life in the few years before Josh died. The things that have probably saved my own life. "What are the chances of my having had those encounters?" I wondered. "Close to zero, I would think."
"Close to zero in human terms," he responded. "But in God's . . . ?"