By Paul Ollinger, Forge - When our son was a year old, my pregnant wife and I endured a grueling day of travel from northern Michigan to Los Angeles, where we lived at the time... The fun was just beginning when our flight home finally took off... I shared my hellish tale with my colleague Jen, whose older children had taught her parenting strategies I hadn’t yet learned... Jen said. “When you travel with babies, your only goal is to arrive.”
By Msgr. Charles Pope - We all cling to certain things. Perhaps there is a sentimental attachment, or perhaps we think we might need some thing one day; even though that day never comes. Much of this is harmless. But certain attachments actually have negative impacts, hindering us from what we need to do... For example, we cling to an old car that frequently breaks down, or to an old wound that keeps us from relating to others in a healthy way free from past trauma.