“I’ll pray for you”: the “Nuclear Option”

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“…show in us Your power to save.”

 

IMG_3528A fellow priest once shared with me his “theory” that in “choosing” names for our children, there’s some mysterious way in which the saints “pick” us and thus join themselves to us.  They make themselves our spiritual patrons; that is, one who, in their wealth, provides for the poverty of another.  Whether this is entirely true remains to be seen, but I’m certainly willing to accept it as inside the bounds of the sharing of spiritual goods which takes place between the members of the Church on earth and the members of the Church in Heaven. Continue reading ““…show in us Your power to save.””