Friday, April 15, 2005

A Small World but all Grace

Tonight at dinner here, Fr Ed Nowak told a most incredible story that links his trip on a flight to Seattle, a man suffering a heart episode en route, a nurse coming forth to help the man, Ed offering prayers (and holding an IV), and the story being told in a Seattle hospital only to be heard by another nurse, a friend to whom Ed had already told this story. And the second nurse has kindly looked at this Blog of mine a few times and has written to me about it. In a vast world, these linkages are truly improbable, and yet at every juncture, filled with grace and human response.