Left to Tell by Immaculee Ilibagiza shows how fragile life is and how quickly it is destroyed. When friends and family turn on one another, why would someone want to continue to live? I wonder if I'd be strong enough to continue as human. When humanity turns on itself, set me free, please. Immaculee Ilibagiza is a much stronger woman. In the midst of the Tutsi genocide, she held onto the notion of human love even when her dearest friends and neighbors became the face of evil.
Two weeks ago I was in New York and stopped in St John's Capuchin Monastery. See my blog 'NYC Addict on Adoration' for the whole story. The experience shows the mentally ill, broken, homeless, and addict as a hopeful people in church. Fourteen days after that experience, a few hundred children gathered to pray in a Philadelphia area church. Their innocence and devotion along with the addict’s prayer is a central aspect of the Church - its universality. There was a call to qu