Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Denouncing The Devil
A priest was preparing a man for his long day's journey into
night. Whispering firmly, the priest said: "Denounce the devil!
Let him know how little you think of his evil!"
The dying man said nothing, so the priest repeated his order.
Still, the dying man said nothing. The priest asked: "Why do
you refuse to denounce the devil and his evil?"
The dying man said: "Until I know where I'm heading, I don't
think I ought to aggravate anybody."
from the mountain. mountainwings.com sent daily, encouraged to share
This made me laugh OUT loud.. I had to share it although I am grieving - RIP, my brother Roy, my cousin Doris, Uncle Al and FIL Frank
Last night my heart was filled with grief for my fil Frank. I have to tell you I do NOT know how people of NO faith deal with death. I cannot imagine dealing with the loss of my family members and NOT have the love of Christ to get me through. I am at a complete loss - how it could be done. Maybe these are the people who drink their way through life, or do drugs, or exhibit other dependency behavior on "other" things. I depend upon Christ to give me strength to make it through each and every day. When death hits - I depend upon His ever loving presence to give me peace. I pray for guidance in ministering to those who are inconsolable.
What comes to mind right at this moment. I think my grief is not acknowledged by Frank's family - because I am the "outlaw". My first husband is dead, although we were divorced, I always held a tender place in my heart for Frank. We always greeted each other with a hug and a kiss. We did love each other. I am grieving for my children, who lost their grandfather. I made sure they saw each other when they were younger and my ex did not. They have a relationship and have lost an integral part of who they are.
God will get me through as He always does, He is always faithful.
God Bless YOU!