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Every child in my house seemed to be crying out in a crisis colliding at the same moment. My teenager came howling in the door—sure that he had broken his foot—my toddler had just had an accident in his underwear, my ten-year-old asked what was burning on the stove, and I stood holding onto the line with my daughter crying on the other end. I was supposed to have mailed out a birthday package to my

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Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts . . . [Simeon] took [Jesus] in his arms and praised God saying . . . “You may now dismiss your servant in peace, for my eyes have seen your salvation’” (Lk 2:27-28, 30). Can you imagine being given the Messiah? Mary now gives back the tender, forty-day-old baby, knowing he belonged to the Father already. Simeon and Anna had waited their entire lives for this

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My four-year-old sat wailing on the living room floor. She was having a complete meltdown because she wanted to do two things at once. Both choices were of equal importance to her, each having an equal “fun quotient.” Despite my attempts to help her prioritize between activities, she was still at quite a loss. As my child vacillated between playing a card game or Play-Doh, the wailing continued, and tears spilled onto her cheeks and cascaded

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Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand (Mt 4:17). Have you, like me, ever heard those words and cringed? Oh, no! What have I done now?  I follow that response with a long litany of sins big and small—sins for deeds that I committed and sins for deeds that I omitted. I then mentally start beating myself up, and especially for all the ways I fail as a mother. All of that is why

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Let justice descend, O heavens, like dew from above, like gentle rain let the skies drop it down. Let the earth open and salvation bud forth; let justice also spring up (Isaiah 45:8)! About 20 years ago I was serving in a rural impoverished area of Mexico as a Catholic missionary. A single Mom with three kids, having just gone through a painful divorce and annulment, I had limited human resources and an even more limited

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