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Denouncing The Devil

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. 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!
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    P.S. Loved the denounce the devil story!
    2775 days ago
    Praying for you! Take care and keep the faith!

    Hugz and Luv!
    2775 days ago
    His family may not acknowledge your grief, but I'm sure that it means a lot to your children to know that you are grieving. I'm sure it also meant a lot to them that you kept their grandfather in their lives, despite what their father did. Frank knows that you miss him, as does God, and they acknowledge that in ways that you may not recognize at this time. Just know that those that matter most, in the long run, know what you are going through and will be there for you.
    2779 days ago
    So sweet Jeanla of you. emoticon emoticon
    2780 days ago
    emoticon -- Lou
    2780 days ago
    One more thought -- MOST IMPORTANT -- GOD has things for us to do when he calls us to him. He lets us stay here until we've finished the projects he had for us. Plus, we need to understand that the pain and fear are gone and they are at peace. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2781 days ago
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