Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Sometimes you find enough in a single line from the liturgy. That's what happened this morning for me. We are accompanying in prayer the father of one of our former sisters. He and his wife used to volunteer for us (for years and years), but his health has been in steady decline for almost a decade, and now he is at Heaven's door. And today's Responsorial Psalm has just the encouragement for him: "How great is the goodness, O Lord, which you have in store for those who revere you."
That "goodness" is none other than the Lord himself.
Go forth to Paradise, Robert: let angels take you by the hand.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There is no greater gift than to be with those we love at such a moment of grace -- letting go into God's enfolding embrace. May God's peace be with Robert and may his family find comfort in that same peace. It sounds like Robert and his wife have given of themselves generously in life, as they have been able --surely God will not be outdone in generosity!