Lament for a Son

Lament for a Son


Whenever I visit Los Angeles, I attend a church where the pastor just so happens to be a literary buff. Today, Palm Sunday, he read a passage from one of Plato’s works, along with a passage from Mark Chapter 14, to talk about the differences between the cup that Socrates drank and the cup that Jesus drank.

Another time in the sermon, the pastor mentioned the book Lament for a Son, a memoir by a father whose 25-year-old son died in a mountain climbing accident. I haven’t read it yet, but I will. Thought I’d make it April’s Book of the Month pick because my hunch is that it has a lot of truth and depth.