My Brother’s Keeper

Cain, a farmer and his younger brother, Abel, a shepherd each presented an offering to God. God accepted Abel's gift of the best of his flock but He rejected Cain's offering of the fruits from the ground. God promised the angry, dejected Cain that if he did right, He would accept him but, Cain, later …

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The Letter

Photo by Na’ama Yehuda He stared at the letter from Gracelyn.  She wanted him to visit her in prison but how could he?  She murdered two people.  It would have been three people if he hadn’t found Monifa in time.  He grew pale. It was his fault that Father Schmidt and Sister Augustin were dead.  …

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Vidhya’s Story

As I watch my daughter playing in the back yard, I think of my sister, Indrani. Twenty years ago, we were forced into marriage when we were teenagers.  My husband was twice my age but years later, I was able to divorce him.  Indrani wasn’t so lucky.  She was murdered in an honor killing for …

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An Unexpected Turn

Hours after Sister Riegel had stopped by his office to see him, Father Kiesler walked in. "I apologize for being late," he said to Gracelyn. "Something came up." Truth be told, he had been in the "secret" room with Monifa. When she hadn't shown up to the rectory last night and he became very worried, …

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