From a helpful reader in the NYC area whom I have met with several times:
Had to share this with you. You are part of the reason these things happen, your witness to my witness to my sons. As you say, brick by brick; but also one person at a time.
My son has an assignment and part of it asks to describe and provide a picture if his hero. He chooses St Michael the ArchAngel. I also love that among the images he recognized the new statue in the Vatican gardens from the google search for images and chose to use that one!
He wrote: St Michael defends me in battles in faith. He is my safety against the wickedness of the devil.
My work for the day is done. Couldn’t be more proud.
Wow! Good parenting and grace! Grace and elbow grease.
It takes a blog to raise a child?
No, that might be going a little too far.
Fr. Z kudos to the spring-off.