Loss and Gain
Cardinal John Henry Newman wrote a fictional account of a young convert to Catholicism based on his own life. He entitled it Loss and Gain. in many of our own lives we face that title in a number of ways. We have moments of joy when we celebrate the Sacraments of Initiation with our parish children and convert adults; at the birth of children; at a new or better employment opportunity; at our first home.
But we also face loss, and this half of the title is the more difficult. And what do we do with it. How is it expressed