I’m not facing the life-threatening obstacles that Gehrig faced, but I am facing some obstacles of my own. And I’ve been asking myself if I could honestly say, I’m the luckiest (wo)man on the face of the earth.
I don’t think I could at first, but I’m getting there, and for the same reasons that Gehrig got there.
I do better and worse at living the Beatitudes, depending on what’s going on in my life at the moment, Sometimes I have a difficult time being merciful, especially in the face of injustice. I’m not always the best peacemaker, particularly when there’s drama involved, I’m fatigued, and I just want to wash my hands of the whole mess. I’m not so sure I ever like to be persecuted.
ISIS has threatened again and again to wipe out Christianity. Our times are not unlike the times of the Early Church, when Christians were literally thrown to the lions for their beliefs. Rather than let themselves be wiped out, Christians instead beca…