Wednesday, March 02, 2005


On Sunday, good friends were on the phone with the happy news of the birth of their second child, a baby boy to join his older sister. I am in awe at how essential parenting is for all of society, and how good some people are at the vocation of being parents. I know as well as you do that some people fail at parenting with large consequences for everyone. But right now I am thinking of some children who are just so blessed and of parents who see their children as greatly loved blessings to them, grace in flesh. Nothing could be more critical at this moment than supporting and applauding those who accept this vocation. All of us have a stake in parenting and we need to improve the ways we express our support.