She was a middle-aged woman rethinking her priorities after losing her elderly mother. I conducted the funeral for her mother, who was a woman of faith. The mother had loved her large family and was esteemed by her children and her numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
I was reading about Spiritual Direction when I came across a phrase that stopped me in my tracks. It was a quote from a writer named Susan Muto, who said there is always the danger of wanting to "push ourselves beyond the pace of grace."