Soul Seeing: St. Francis of Assisi said to preach the Gospel, "sometimes even with words." Caregivers don't need words. Their lives are a sermon.
Soul Seeing: Ashes are a sign of our deepest desire: transformation. They are a sign that we want to live in the freedom of Jesus Christ.
Soul Seeing: I was standing in a shabby, windowless office, trying to convince Lucia to give up her baby. What right did I have to do this? What was I doing here?
Soul Seeing: God did not create the human body. How can a perfect, loving, all-powerful God create something so fragile, temporary, slow to learn?
Soul Seeing: The power of nonviolence is all you need to work up a little courage and everything will change.
Soul Seeing: No matter how severe the darkness of the outer world is, it cannot overcome the inner and transcendent light.
Soul Seeing: Beloved old songs evoke positive emotions. Long after the doors in the brain that lead to memory are shut, the ability to appreciate music remains.
Soul Seeing: Does God ever feel that we've overlooked all God's creative efforts? Do we miss Cana miracles in our midst because we're on the starvation diet?
Soul Seeing: Eighteen years ago, my face became paralyzed following surgery for Meniere's disease. The left side of my face droops like melting wax.
Soul Seeing: Every October, a dozen of my classmates gather. Nine of us left the priesthood. Morrie is one of the stalwarts who remained.