The LD has been absent from this page, not because engaged by his job to follow the trip of the Pope in Great Britain, but for a greater reason:
his wife just had a baby girl.
What a joy!
I would have liked to enlarge on this, by spending a few words to see what it is that makes for joy in birth. Hard task!
Perhaps I can summarize it thus: the renewal of life experimented as grace, that makes us wanting to laugh, as Abraham did when the angel announced to him the conception of Isaac.
Add to this that we are speaking of the entrance in the world of a little woman: what more gracious than that!?