Just imagine being bed-ridden
Unable to do anything
Depending totally on care givers
Not for a short period
Not just for a couple of years
but for THIRTEEN long years
Thirteen long years of pain and suffering
Of being purged and restored and made whole
How does one do this?
By God’s grace and that is enough
Yes, I attended a funeral Mass today
Spending some four hours from the transfer of the body
And to the Mass and then to the Crematorium
for dust we are, and dust we shall be
It was one of the most peaceful and lovely sessions for me
The priest spoke of the dance into the eternal embrace
I could smile to myself
How very true, how very true indeed!
N.B. A nun had passed on to eternity at the age of 80 after spending her 13 years in a convent. She offered her pain up and interceded with all she could offer in the last years of her life. Grace was given her as she often smiled and with the community she celebrated 55 years of her religious life. Praise the Lord!