Patricia H. Livingston is Associate Director of the Center for Continuing Formation in Ministry at the University of Notre Dame. In this inspirational paperback, she uses stories, anecdotes, and illustrations from popular culture to explicate the dynamics of faith, hope, love, suffering, and mercy in everyday life.

Livingston sees spirituality as "our receptivity to God's revealing of God's self in the present moment." Livingston embodies the Catholic tradition of seeing sacramental meaning all around her — in the actions of friends, in dandelions, and in mercies that feed life.