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So...Mary DIDN'T stay at a Holiday Inn Express? Hmm...I thought she was smarter than that.
By: Al Penwasser on April 18, 2014
Life itself seems impossible to my small mind. Science has demonstrated that bumblebees can not fly. Some things are impossible to believe yet difficult to deny. My faith is not in word for word Biblical stories, but in a higher power and some sense out of this incredible world in which we find ourselves. Lovely story.
By: Cranky Old Man on April 18, 2014
Your setiments are wonderfully expressed Stephen, I really like this post!
By: John on April 18, 2014
This is a wonderful post Stephen- the love that you have for your wife and your family is such a gift for everyone- including yourself.
By: Kathe W. on April 18, 2014
Give me some strength! Great and thoughtful post and I feel much as you do about the various religious sites from all religions...mainly because women play the shallowest of roles in effecting change. But even more interesting is I will be traveling with a group of Catholics (of all things!) through Turkey in the fall and may not get to see all the parts of Turkey I want !
By: Tabor on April 18, 2014
It doesn't matter if the story is true--what matters are people's reactions!!
By: fishducky on April 18, 2014
you brought tears to my eyes today...
By: TexWisGirl on April 18, 2014
This is so beautiful. Life is about love and family and forgiveness. Great post---tweeted it!
By: Marcia @ Menopausal Mother on April 18, 2014
Whatever it means, I'm glad you and your wife had a chance to see it and learn the story surrounding it.
By: Lexa Cain on April 18, 2014
Linda and I visited this site in June of last year. As you many recall... no photographs were permitted inside. I believe we all struggle with faith.
By: Daniel LaFrance on April 18, 2014
Blessed Easter to you and your family, Mr. Chatterbox.
By: mimi on April 18, 2014
Beautifully told! Happy Easter!
By: Pixel Peeper on April 18, 2014
What an awesome story to wish us a happy Easter. A happy Easter to you!
By: red on April 18, 2014
The crux of Christianity - a big, big family of misfits, forgottens and 'least of these' and a whole lotta love. This is the Jesus I know. Love this story. Hugs to you and Mrs. C. Blessed Easter.
By: Carrie on April 18, 2014
that's a beautifully told story Stephen and is what you do so well. i got so much from it. thank you
By: Fran on April 18, 2014
What a lovely story of love. Thanks for the telling of it and the truth in it from all perspectives.
By: Oma Linda on April 19, 2014
I think a lot of people struggle with faith because much of what constitutes faith requires accepting things that seem illogical. I think that most religions are based on love, humans often twist and turn their beliefs into something that is the polar opposite. Mrs. C sounds like a lovely person. Some one that has a loving heart is the very BEST example of what is is to be good person.
By: Cheryl P. on April 19, 2014
Lovely story, it really doesn't matter if it's true, it's the spirit.
By: Madeleine McLaughlin on April 19, 2014
You know, you often hear about "Christian family values," but Christ blessed who walked from their families to follow him.
By: Snowbrush on April 19, 2014
A beautiful post, Stephen, thank you! I think that ultimately religion is about love and finding the right way for a person to live. You've found this in Mrs C and your family, it's wonderful. I hope you are having a great Easter :)
By: Sharon Bradshaw on April 20, 2014
Tourist trap, indeed. I think you hit the nail on the head.
By: Catalyst on April 20, 2014
whether you chose to believe in christ's divinity or not i think the biblical record of him entrusting mary to john's care are such a full expression of his humanity. that his last thoughts were of the woman who raised him and his dearest friend, that they be together caring for one another. thank you for sharing this story. it must have been quite an experience.
By: lime on April 27, 2014
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