For many, “One day at a time” is a casual phrase, something said without great thought or intended meaning. For my mother, pictured here, they were holy words, as they are for our family today, words that come out in special circumstances.
The headline that Notre Dame Cathedral was on fire had to be read and re-read before it could be believed. Even the pictures showing the flames coming through the roof could only be experienced through the lens of shock and sorrow.
The metaphor I used for my remarks that day was of Rev. Tom Graves as a bridge-builder. Bridges are about bringing things together, about connections that make things better, and Tom was always building some connection for me.