Prisoners of the Past

Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Ordinary Time: Mark 6:1-6

When we begin our lives in this world, many things are simply givens. We didn’t choose them, nor did we have even the chance to do so. They simply come with the ‘package’ that is you or me. We are born with certain physical traits thanks to our DNA – this skin tone, this height, our mother’s eyes, our father’s nose. We may be born with a weakness for chocolate or dancing or football. Then there are the circumstances of our birth and childhood: this family with these challenges, this location, this social class, these opportunities (and not those).  Continue reading “Prisoners of the Past”