Saturday, September 24, 2011

Another Day Without Lucy

Lucy's been gone for almost three days now and I am close to giving up hope. Pet lovers will understand how heavy my heart is right now. She is my beloved favorite of all my cats, but I don't think she really knows it. It is painful to think of how many times I took her for granted.

Today I'm putting out posters in hopes that someone has mistaken her for a stray and taken her in.

I'm asking St. Francis to look out for her and bring her home safely and soon.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Don't Blame God continued

Shortly thereafter I had the fortunate opportunity to talk about this with a good friend whose son was also a friend of the young man. She's a wonderful Catholic Christian and just about the only person I really feel comfortable with discussing my faith.

I knew that several years before she had lost a son to a violent crime, but she shared something with me that truly changed me. Her son, too, lay in a hospital bed surrounded by loved ones, all praying for a miracle. But, he died anyway. I can't remember exactly the circumstances of how she was able to come to the extremely difficult acceptance of losing T, but she told me that somehow she knew what had happened between her son and God that night.

You have to go back to the basic knowledge that we all have choices. God gives us free will, even though it's not always a good thing. I'm sure many a time God shakes His mighty head and perhaps wonders "what was I thinking?" Anyway, my friend explained that so near death, she believes T was given a glimpse of Heaven. She believes, as do I, that T was given an opportunity to exercise free will one last time and he chose Heaven. His choice.

I'm not sure how to close this, except that just about everyone who reads this will probably have an opinion. It can be positive or negative, but that's our choice -- our free will at work.

God bless.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Don't Blame God

It took a tragic accident for me to come to the realization that God is not to blame when someone dies. A few years back a good friend of my son was badly injured in a freak accident. While he lay in the hospital, dozens of his friends gathered outside his room in a prayerful vigil. Among them were probably some who hadn't prayed in a while.

But the young man died anyway. I was so angry with God!! How could He ignore this opportunity to reel some of the strayers back in, my son included? It was the perfect time, in my mind, to perform a miracle. But He chose not to, or did He?

(To prevent this from being too long, I will continue this in another post.)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

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