February 28, 2012
“It would be kids taking care of kids in a parentless world–a team with unqualified coaches, playing the game of life.”
The story begins with the funeral. I did think the author spent a great deal of time at the funeral. Plus, I had a hard time wrapping my mind around the sadness and humor at the same time during the funeral.What I will not forget is the father’s values. He believed in an idea nicknamed LYN. LYN means love your neighbor. What a wonderful mnemonic to remember The Golden Rule. I also enjoyed learning more about the Catholic faith.
“Yeah, sure. I love baseball.” “Well, the saints are like our Catholic Hall of Fame. We have pictures and statues of them.”
Larry Peterson’s novel brings the tough questions to light. When your world tumbles down, what should you do first? What should you not touch at all? Will everything ever be alright again? Throughout THE PRIEST AND THE PEACHES there is the family’s experience with miracles too. I will remember God’s ability to provide no matter how desperate the circumstances. His eyes are on us everyday determining how to help and guide us.
‘Father Sullivan looked at them putting his hand on Dancer’s shoulder.’ “Any time you have a problem, turn it over to God.”