Chemotherapy made Christmas hard to process
I fed the family faith, hoping it would make their fears starve to death
Your momma's tough, prayed to Saint Jude's that it's a bad dream
To keep hope alive, the family turned to God and prayed for her to be cured. Chino tried to give his family faith so they wouldn’t be scared. Usually if something was starving to death you would feed it too keep it alive, but in this line he’s killing fear by feeding his family hope. Chino gives an example of using religion to drive of fear: his daughter’s mother (probably his wife) praying to Saint Jude the Apostle, one of Jesus' disciples and possibly his brother.
Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital specializes in treating young children with cancer (such as Chino’s daughter).
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