To Father Jim and Father Tom;
As you know, I pass by Assumption nearly every day on my morning run [it's about a mile and a quarter from home; where I turn around, depends on the day]
A friend of mine has been havng a tough time. She's Catholic and goes to Mass more than just Sunday, yet still feels overwhelmed.
One morning, a couple of weeks ago, for some reason, I decided to take a detour and not rush past the the church, but I stopped to spend a minute or two with the Blessed Mother out in front. I asked for her help and guidance on her behalf.
I mentioned that to her, and things started turning around. Not resolved yet, but on the way. A beacon has been lit, she can find her way to shore.
We came up with a nickname and it's become part of my morning routine.
Anyway, when she feels she in a bind, she'll email me and say, "Hey, Rand? Can you talk to 'Mom' for me?"
I thought you'd like to know.
Happy Mother's Day.
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