Cover Story

Say “Yes” to the Mess

By Lisa Lohenry Gilligan, who has served in parish ministry within the Diocese of Joliet for over 25 years. She is wife to Jim, mom to Sadie and daughter to Chuck and Sue. | December 2020


As my family anticipates yet another holiday in 2020 requiring painful, loving sacrifices to protect the health of our elderly parents, I am nudged toward acceptance and surrender, both of which God has been trying to teach me my whole life.