Article of the Week

The Lucky
January 27, 2020
Article of the Week
The Lucky
Author BYU Studies Staff

This essay describes a family suffering from the sudden onset of an illness. The author, the mother, had to leave her sick family for a few hours in the evening to direct a choir at a large multidenominational concert. She turned all the responsibility over to her twelve-year-old daughter, wondering how things would go. The mother describes how “duty transforms to pure love, and obligation blossoms into charity unfeigned.”