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Pope Francis

Faith and Values: Broken glass, broken lives, finding healing

About a month ago, I broke a glass on my patio. It shattered in a thousand pieces. I cleaned it up, thoroughly I thought. However, today, a month later, after a hard rain last night, I found three more small pieces. Evidently, the rain and wind brought them up out of the cracks and crevices. Our lives are like this broken glass. We get shattered by many events in life. We try to pick up, clean up the pieces and move on, but small pieces lodged deep within us are driven to the surface through more of life's storms. We must deal with them. We must deal with what life brings. How? I recently read "The Greatest Generation" by Tom Brokhaw. It is story after story of young men and...