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Monday, February 10, 2020

Her Son Took up Heroin

Her Son Took up Heroin. She Was the One Whose World Unraveled.
A mother’s meditation on sin, guilt, and the grace of self-doubt.
Anne Kennedy
What will I do when my children sin? I’ve asked myself this since my first moments of mothering, holding delicate pink baby fingers in the palm of my hand, wondering how my own sins would carve out the pathways down which their baby feet would totter. I ask myself this even now when they do sin, for they are all old enough to contrive their own vices and plot their own deceits. To be human is to fall away from God’s perfection, to perish in the pits we dig for ourselves, individually ...
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