The Word Among Us

Easter 2021 Issue

How to Become a Beacon of Hope

We Can Be Witnesses to the Power of the Resurrection

How to Become a Beacon of Hope: We Can Be Witnesses to the Power of the Resurrection

In 1918, a young German intellectual named Edith Stein was invited to spend a month in the city of Göttingen with her recently widowed friend, Anne Reinach. Edith had studied philosophy under Anne’s husband, Adolph, and Anne had asked Edith to help get her husband’s papers in order. Although eager to go, Edith was nervous. In what state of mind would she find this grieving widow?

Anne was grieving, but she wasn’t distraught. Instead, Edith found her at peace. Anne and Adolph had converted to Christianity a few years...

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