Scripture Speaks: Grief Turned to Joy

A weeping widow tells us a profound story. This is from Catholic Exchange Gospel (Read Lk 7:11-17) The message left on the phone was terse and professionally uninformative: “This is Chandler Regional Hospital. Your son is here. You will need to come over.” Another message right after it, from my son’s roommate, gave me a few more details. “Gary spent all night vomiting, and this morning he was deaf. I had to take him to the ER.” I couldn’t drum up any more information with the frantic calls I made before dashing out of the house. On the ride to the hospital, I reviewed all the possible causes of such a strange situation—food poisoning, a mysterious bacterial assault, a tumor somewher

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