My grandfather was a man of hard-earned wisdom. In 1984, he wrote a letter to my cousin, who was preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Ailing in health, assailed by repeated heart attacks and spreading cancer, “Grandpa John” provided for my adolescent cousin a reflection upon God’s role in his life. The letter explains how “in 1945, desperate with a drinking problem,” Grandpa John joined…

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