US Catholic Faith in Real Life

Right and full memory, Jesus tells us, is key to eternal life

How a memorial for victims of lynchings prompts us to remember Jesus.

By Father Bryan Massingale |
Article Justice

Memories are an important part of being human. When we come together for family meals, for example, we often tell stories of shared experiences, anecdotes of relatives long deceased, and tearful reminiscences of tender moments of pain and loss. The memories tell us who we are, how we came to be, and offer inspiration for the future. Memories are a key to identity.