Peter Kreeft wrote a book called Before I Go, Letters to Our Children About What Really Matters. Any of you who have read him are probably as impressed as I am with the scope of his topic matter as well as the excellence of his writing. This book was written specifically for his own children. I would love to share some of his shorter entries with you over the next couple of days. I’ll start with #140 and #141:
140. Pages Stuck Together
These two pages of my little notebook stuck together, so I can’t write on them. Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is to remind us that we don’t know the reason.
141. How Communion Works
In it God says to you: Put the lips of your faith to my heart and drink my blood. It alone will save your life. I give my life for yours in this holy exchange, this holy communion. I suck the sin, the poison, out of your heart, if you let me. Open your heart to my lips and I will do it. And open your lips to my heart and I will give you a blood transfusion.
Okay, just one more:
124. Surfing Wisdom
Life is made of waves. (Everything is.) It comes in crests and troughs. It’s easy to ride the crests; the real test is the troughs. Expect them. Ride them out. That’s part of our job description. Imagine a fire fighter who was surprised, angry, and resentful every time the fire alarm bell rings.
To be continued . . .