The Word Among Us

Advent 2006 Issue

A “Personal Word” from God

A new book describes 
the transforming power of faith.

By: Mari Carlson

My husband and I belong to a Byzantine Rite Catholic parish, where I often serve as cantor. Right after the Liturgy one recent Sunday morning, I let my pleading three-year-old sing "Alleluia" into the cantor's microphone. I smiled as he sang on key. He told me he was singing to Jesus. I felt so proud of him.

But then, a fellow parishioner came by and told me to have him stop. My pride quickly turned to shame. I whisked my son away and left church...

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