I pray for the continuing recovery of Amy Mickelson and her mother-in-law, and I pray for Tiger Woods' continuing recovery and for the healing of his family. Both will require effort, patience, pain, but most of all an unconditional love that accepts us in moments of defeat and lifts us up when we can barely get out of bed. This is grace, and it isn't cheap, but it sure does heal.
Bruce Epperly is Professor of Practical Theology and Director of Continuing Education at Lancaster Theological Seminary and co-pastor of Disciples United Community Church (www.ducc.us) in Lancaster, PA. He is the author of sixteen books, including Holy Adventure: 41 Days of Audacious Living and Tending to the Holy: The Practice of the Presence of God in Ministry (with Katherine Epperly). He may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.bruceepperly.com.