“A person’s a person, no matter how small!” So wrote children’s writer Theodor Geisel (1904-1991), better known as Dr. Seuss.
Peace Be With You
A weekly column offering a Christian and Catholic perspective by native Maderan John Rieping, a graduate of Mt. Angel Seminary who spent 4 1/2 years in formation at Mount Angel Abbey. His website is http://wambly.weebly.com
“Who’s praying for me?” she asked us. When none of her fellow choristers responded, she persisted, “Who’s praying for me?”
I’ve only had two pets that I loved dearly: a cat named Spunky and a short-haired dog called Peppy.
I’ve been driving more than usual this past week. Paradoxically I’ve done so because I’m not good at it and many insist only practice can improve my skill.
“Peace be with you,” the smiling stranger in blue said.
When a catechism teacher supposedly asked her class why they should be quiet in church, a child replied, “Because people are sleeping.”
I went to a woman’s funeral in Fresno less than two weeks ago. I did not know her well, but some of those dear to me loved her much. So I mourned with those pained by her absence.