I met Wesley J. Smith at 30th Street Station the other day for his visit as the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network’s newest board member. As I walked into 30th Street as his train was arriving from Alexandria, I noticed Penn State World Campus’s monumental ad. I found it to be both touching and tragic that its message—”I have BIG plans for my career and my life.”—was placed as a sort of backdrop to Angel of the Resurrection, the monumental statue commemorating the Pennsylvania Railroad’s World War II servicemen who fell in the war.

Michael, the Archangel (Quis ut Deus?) his lifting up the body of a man who has fallen asleep, as Christians say, in the hope of the resurrection.

Like all men and women, he assuredly had big plans for his life.