Chronos and Kairos
Today’s New York Times gives a matter of fact and chilling chronology of the time elapsed from when a small plane left Teterboro airport to its collision with a helicopter over the Hudson River last Saturday: 11:43:30 a.m. to 11:53:14 a.m.
Today’s Wall Street Journal has an article by a priest who ministered to some of the families after the tragedy, and preached the homily at the funeral Mass for the helicopter pilot, Jeremy Clarke. Here is an excerpt from the article:
Capt. Clarke believed in just such a promise of God’s enduring love. In fact, he believed it so much that just recently he decided to come back to his Catholic faith through the sacrament of confirmation. He described this adult decision in a “letter to God” that his fiancée shared with me. He wrote:
None of this could have happened without your intervention. The timing could not have been more perfect. The improbable has become a reality.
I pray to keep improving myself and getting better with your help. Thank you for all that I have in my life, I am blessed.