“An egg given during life for love of God is more profitable for eternity than a cathedral full of gold given after death.” (St. Albert the Great)
I had the privilege of marrying my mom to her 2nd husband (who also died 2 years ago, My dad died in 1995…). On the day of the wedding, I walked to St. Hugo of the Hills Church, to prepare my homily and pray in front of the Blessed Sacrament. Thirty minutes before the Mass, I heard a loud crackling of thunder and lightning and it soon began pouring rain. I forgot my umbrella back at the house and I still had to walk another 1/4 mile down the hill to the chapel…not a good situation. Within minutes my mom came into the chapel with a large umbrella and a warm smile, quietly saying; “Michael, I have to finish getting ready, but I thought you might need this umbrella…it is raining awfully hard out there.” How could she think of this on the day of her wedding? This is love!!