Caring about and for someone who has a serious disease can feel like a roller-coaster ride of hope and heartbreak.
When that someone is a charismatic, saintly, yet very human Catholic priest who has always ignored hi health, leaving it in the hands of the Almighty, it becomes a challenge.
Besides caring about Father John, I imagined I could become his personal trainer-teach him new exercises, change his eating habits, get him to take responsibility for his health, and help him
He tolerated my attempts with benevolent humor-and snuck in a donut or a piece of bacon whenever he could. Meanwhile, he modeled courage, acceptance, and unconditional love.
Being with Father John was exasperating, enlightening, fun, and life-changing as he launched me into a new “career” of activism.
Did my attempts to heal him ever have any effect? Or did he heal me? This book relives our journey together of contrariness, connection, and change.
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