“I guess it really was all for nothing…” Marina worried. Her daughter had distanced herself from her. Why has her daughter squandered the warmth and comfort the Church offerred; why has she lost her strong, childhood faith?
It was as if the weight of the prayers lifted somehow, something I call “calling in the cavalry” – an American term that means that we are joined by fighters on horseback who sit higher and see the battlefield more clearly and make the prospect of victory tangible.
“Mankind” or “the people” does not exist as a person for whom you could do something right now.