Lenten Journeys: God Writes Straight with Crooked Lines

By Sister Carolyn Schilling, ASC

When letting go big-time as an adult challenges my faith, I often turn to the Portuguese proverb, “God writes straight with crooked lines.”

Somehow, the words give me comfort and courage. However, I find myself letting out a deep sigh and exclaiming: “Okay, God, there you go again writing straight with crooked lines!”

The year 2014 was one of stark contrasts: I marked my 50th Anniversary as a vowed Adorer of the Blood of Christ, and lost half of my family.

That June, I renewed vows at Mass in the Ruma Chapel,