A few years ago, I received an electronic Christmas card from a friend who had always sent a paper one.
While “A Charlie Brown Christmas” is an animated cartoon about characters who look funny, who make silly noises and often pratfall, Linus’s recitation of Saint Luke’s verses is its solemn core. For a few moments, the story’s busyness is suspended to make room for a larger and more eternal story.
The heavy stone of guilt was lifted. This was not magic, but mystery.
My shrine is a holy zone and place of refuge – a place where I draw strength from God.
Every July, I spend four days in almost complete silence at Holy Cross Monastery.