Worth a thousand words

In fact, the story behind this picture is told right here.

As the father pictured above put it: “I’ve always been a religious person, so I pray every day — and that helps me. My family is the light of my life.” Read the story to understand what that means. And keep this family in your prayers.

H/T to Fran

Comments

  1. Greg, thanks for posting this important story so that folks can pray for and maybe financially help the Cottone family.

  2. I just noted on my own FB page, after 65 comments about Anthony Wiener that there are no comments on my post about this family.

    Here we are, shown an opportunity for grace in action and it is far less interesting than Wiener or the deacon who chose not to get ordained at this point. (And I still think he may have chosen wisely in this moment…)

    What does this say about us as Catholics? As humans?

  3. ron chandonia says:

    Fran, I like your last comment. As I started to check this blog (as I do several times a day), I was wondering if more people might have offered comments about this family–especially since the one about the reluctant deacon candidate drew so much attention today. (BTW, I also think he did the right thing.)

    Truthfully, I find it very hard to know what to say or do in the face of suffering, especially when suffering is visited on good people who are doing their best for others. From a distance, little seems possible except a kind word or a small donation. Up closer, I hope I would offer some more direct assistance.

    Yet I still have to admit that it tests my faith to recognize that I myself am sitting pretty while much better people are being put through such terrible trials.

  4. pagansister says:

    This couple, like many in this world, can’t seem to win for losing. Will he live to see those children grow up? Will he be able to hold down a job again? Guess at this point no one knows. Fortunately they have family to help out—which I expect makes all this a little easier to take, but doesn’t totally do so.

  5. Thanks for the kind comments and fellowship Ron and pagansister!

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