As we pray for the repose of the souls of the nine people who died in the helicopter crash, which included Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, there are some inspiring lessons we can learn from his life.
We often share stories about Priests, team chaplains and prayer.
Kobe is a poignant example of someone who benefitted from exactly that.
We all suffer throughout our lives in one way or another: Death of a loved one, loneliness, injuries and sickness, bullying, depression, disappointment, stress, etc.
We also make mistakes. We need to apologize, make it right and go to Confession.
Kobe was a wonderful example of that.
When was the last time we went to confession?
When was the last time I spoke with a Priest seeking some guidance?
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