Speak Truths Sweetly

Dear Friends of Lumen,

“To speak truths sweetly is to throw burning coals, or rather roses, into a person’s face. How can anyone be angry with another who fights him with pearls and diamonds?” -Saint Francis of Sales

Pearls and diamonds. Beautiful images to capture my mom’s way of dealing with me as a kid and now as a priest. She is so considerate, so humble, so careful, so refined, so gracious, so deep and rich when she asks something of me, anything of me…I simply cannot say no to her dazzling and delightful approach!

God bless,

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