Macrina Wiederkehr, OSB, writes about ordinary human experiences. "It is possible to take our closest relationships and our best friends for granted. The heart cannot live without intimacy...But relationships need to be nurtured, nourished, and celebrated. Friendship won't last without food. How do you feed your friendships?" P.33.
In "Finding God in the Mailbox," the author stirs the heart. She launches Chapter 8 with a letter from Saint Basil the Great to Olympius. "You used to write us little enough, but now you do not write even that little; and if your brevity keeps increasing with time, it seems likely to become complete speechlessness. Therefore return to your old custom, for I shall never again find fault with you for practicing Laconic brevity on me by letter. Nay, even your little letters, seeing that they are tokens of magnanimity, I shall value highly. Only write to me."At her best Wiederkehr prays for the unknown owners of foot prints left on the beach of Malibu. "God," I prayed, do you know whose footprints these are? Would you fill these persons' lives with meaning?...I know the tide will come and wash these prints into the sea. But this time it will be different. This time it will be prayer and blessings going out to sea, and all because I took the time to be present to those footprints." P.140. …The Library Committee