It's been a busy, glorious, hectic, and grievous few weeks.
My beloved and I married August 19. That day was also my parents' 62nd wedding anniversary.
In a few days, we will be taking Mom to hospice.
Father Stephen's blog:
I have heard Fr. Thomas Hopko quote his father-in-law, Fr. Alexander
Schmemann, many times as saying: “Spirituality consists in how you deal
with what you’ve been dealt.” The image, of course, is of playing cards.
Fr. Alexander’s point is that the circumstances of our lives are beyond
our control – our spiritual lives consist in how we respond to what is
beyond our control. It is home-spun wisdom.
God is with us. Lord, have mercy.