“We are not called to fight the battles of our fathers with a blind faith. We are called to examine their wars, and moreover, to discern whether their actions were sinful or just. Furthermore, we are called to decide whether to correct the errors of our fathers battles through either peace, war, or some combination of the two. We are not bonded to our fathers’ fate, but rather called to build on their trespasses or triumphs for a better future.” -Christina Marrero
I’m used to talking to her all the time, about the most meaningless stuff. To have her gone feels like a loss, an absence haunting me every day. Without her, there’s just the empty space that used to be filled with laughter and friendship and comfort. Can you really blame me for finding it so hard to let go?
We’re irrevocably tied together by history, a history that can never be erased. Even if we want to deny it, even it we want to pretend it never existed, it will always be a part of us. It will always, in some way, define who we are. -Susan Colasanti