Do you think a loving parent would be offended if his or her dear child went to the other parent, or a trusted teacher, a holy priest, or a special friend to discuss a particular problem in their life? Of course not! That mother or father would rejoice, truly rejoice, that there were other loving people in the child’s life to whom they could go for counsel and advice.
If we – who are sinners – feel that way about our children; how much more so must the saints in heaven feel!
Saints, like friends, have come and gone in my life, some (like Patrick, Bridget, and Brendan, as you may guess from my “name,” have stuck around). My little granddaughters have eye and vision problems, and this worry has brought a new friend into my life – St. Lucy!