I remember leaving a friend with those words about 8 years ago now. Still waiting for and expecting that call....
"I remember leaving a friend with those words about 8 years ago now. Still waiting for and expecting that call...."
Keep that friend in your prayers . . . while there is life, there is hope.
Last week we buried a cousin who renounced God and the Church. While he seemed to have mellowed in recent years, and certainly was aware of his limited mortality due to a bad heart -- he did not come back to church, and had a short service at the funeral home. Maybe he was close to God in some way . . . we can't judge. But it makes me sick inside . . . I feel, if he had submitted himself to God and God's will, wouldn't he have returned to church??
With him, I think it was merely the refusal to submit himself to a higher authority: the Church, even God himself . . . Sounds familiar in the fall of Lucifer . . . guess it can still happen.
I will get a Mass said for him -- a kind of sweet revenge ;). If he still felt the way at death that he did before, he will roll over in his grave at the idea of it, but he can't stop me from doing it!
Sure would be a good Christmas present, eh?