Tuesday, February 28, 2017

I Was an Ash Wednesday Rookie

How the liturgical service enriched my non-liturgical faith. When the first Hunger Games movie was released in 2012, my daughter Bethany was 11 years old. Influenced by a determined lobby group of pro-Hunger Games preteens at her school, she mounted a vigorous campaign at home. She very badly wanted to see the movie; I was equally committed to her not seeing the movie. At one point, completely exasperated, I demanded of her, “Why in the world would you want to see a movie that portrays the death of children as entertainment?” Her answer surprised me. “I think, Mom,” she said thoughtfully, “that for a storyRead More →

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