A fistful of dirt

Here's a wonderful story recounted by John Shea in Daybreak: Daily Reflections for Lent and Easter: There was an old Celt who loved his wife, his children, his friends, and his jar. But most of all he loved the land he trod and fought for food. So when his time came, his sons carried him from the stone cottage and laid him on the stone earth. He clenched a fistful of Ireland and was gone.When he arrived at the gates that only swing in, God appeared in the long robes of judgment. He noticed the … [Read more...]


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