"The 'big lie,' Father Benedict [Groeschel] said, (and I’m paraphrasing him at this point), is to think that if we say all the right prayers and live correctly, then nothing bad will ever happen to us. Sadly, there are many good people who have lost their faith by believing such a lie, and that makes it a big one indeed!
"One only has to think of Jesus Christ, the sinless Son of God, and how much He suffered on the cross, to correct one’s view on this matter. In our own day, there are many whom we know have lived saintly lives, many who have prayed much, and yet have suffered too."
—Michael Dubruiel, husband of Amy Welborn, from his last column, written Monday night. Michael died suddenly Tuesday morning.
Read the entire column; it is heartbreakingly beautiful.