Under the Gun: New life after a home invasion:
"That moment of looking back over my life was so important that I will probably spend the rest of my life unpacking it. I stared at the bracelet of the Virgin Mary that I wear every day. The fear in my body quietly dissipated, replaced with a resignation. I came to terms with the idea that my life might end on the floor of my kitchen. I remember that I did not ask God to save me, but I did ask for a quick and painless death."
When the author had a burglar enter her home and demanded money at gunpoint, she received a moment of pure clarity. God willing, few of us will ever undergo such a trial, but maybe we can learn from her example and take the lessons from it.