The Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem, in which over 4,000 babies are delivered each year, is located on the West Bank in Palestine and is known as the “birthplace of hope.” To see the tiniest of humans in the Neonatal Intensive Care unit of the hospital, with their little white and red caps, is to understand why this hospital is such a vital presence in the Holy Land.
Have you ever had a “lightning bolt” moment in your spiritual life? This “lightning moment” might be exactly like it sounds: a striking, unmistakable moment of enlightenment. It could be a line from a book that strikes you to the core and becomes imprinted on your heart, as happened with St. Augustine. It could be an encounter with a friend or stranger that shakes your understanding of the world and your place in it. It could be an interior voice from God inviting you to[Read More…]