When God Lets Us Down

By Terence Byrne '57, '58M.A.

“Don’t turn away from him! He’s your son.”

Sarah had spoken sharply, in an anguished tone. We were in a hospital, and I was cradling our 2-week old son Patrick in my arms. He had begun to have another grand mal seizure. Nothing could mitigate it. Feeling squeamish, I had looked away. Now I turned back toward Patrick and kept my eyes on him as the seizure ran its course.…

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