The book of Esther is full of stories about people whose lives didn’t turn out as planned, so I want to end this series by touching on two of them: King Xerxes and Queen Vashti….
Last weekend I watched the 2020 movie Fatima, which chronicles three Portugese children’s experiences in seeing and talking with the Virgin Mary. The real-life events of 1917 are told through flashbacks as a journalist interviews an aged Sister Lucia, the only one of the three children to live to adulthood….
Grace seems to be in short supply these days. Maybe people are too wrapped up in their opinions to give grace to anyone who disagrees with them. On a more basic level, maybe they don’t know what grace really means….
Kindness seems to be in short supply these days. COVID + political mudslinging + family stressors + financial woes has created a perfect storm, sucking kindness into its vortex like Dorothy’s house in The Wizard of Oz….