Thursday, October 18, 2007

Early This Morning Witnessed A Holy Death

A Mother praying that the good Lord would allow her to see the birth of her first grandchild just died early this morning. Two years ago she was given weeks to live. God saw otherwise. A strong prayer network helped defy the doctor's proclamation. Last week the doctors sent her home for a peaceful death.

Praise the Lord, it was a holy death. She died with a thankful heart and received the Last Rites hours before God summoned her home.

"Father, I am just so thankful for this cancer. How many people get two years to prepare to die?"

Our Priest told us this during his homily on Sunday. What a blessing it is to have such a witness.

It is the third holy death from a Mother with cancer in our parish in the last few years. The first was my Mom. She died when her youngest was still in eighth grade. The fruit of her death was children. Our family and our Church family have seen an explosion of births. This was huge as things were getting kinda stagnant.

"God help me!" Mom's last words.

The second Mom was older. She also died with a thankful heart. The fruit of her death is conversion. Many in her family are relearning the Faith. Yes, God is good.

I am deeply saddened by this death, but I rejoice knowing that a holy death produces good fruit.

Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace.

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