I look back at my past years with the people and events that filled them. These recollections leave me with feelings of grace and gratitude. Yes, sin, error, grief and suffering were also there. Yet all in all they become but dross left over from the refiner’s fire of your love. I feel secure in you embrace. I do not have to prove anything. Calm fills my soul and opens me further to you and others.
-The Columban Fathers