Nothing too far away from Love

Can any situation be too far away from God? Some years ago I had the opportunity to see that it cannot. I became very sure that nothing in the whole world was beyond the palpable presence of the love of God.

My mother, who lived in Brazil, had called me in Boston in great distress. She had been in bed for a week with a severe flu—feverish, lonely, sad. My first impulse was to go and take care of her, but that was beyond what I could do at that time. I agonized between my sense of duty toward her and my commitments at home and at work.

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December 11, 2000

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