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Tag Archive for ‘death’

Loss

I would suppose when all is said and done, when priorities are set after much thought, and yes prayer, in the end, the answer arrived at, sooner for some, later for others; is……. it is love that the heart seeks, more than mere instinct, for it is true that our loves can be needy, we […]

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Do not cling

His mother ill in the hospital very sick and he is going crazy not knowing what to do, so he calls the doctor expecting an answer, when often the only answer is one he does not want to hear; she is old winding down though slowly, doctors can only do so much in any circumstance […]

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Getting Older

Emilio, is Cuban gentleman, in his younger days a teacher, and a philosopher, at least he is to me. He has a way of dealing with life that I respect and admire. He is organized to a fault, but not overly rigid, listens to his doctors and benefits from his not needing to constantly fight […]

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In awe

She called me early in the morning, asking if we could talk, she is a very good friend, so I had no problem setting a time; I arrived on time, we got coffee, sat down, and she began to speak. She has a very good friend, a generation older, a very good man, they are close, both friends, […]

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What is it called

A weapon once made must be baptized in blood, human, or perhaps animal, it matters not for weapons are made for killing, both for protection and for sport, humans being hunted is a form of entertainment for many, our news presents it to us every night, with beautiful men and women giving us the scoop, […]

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Too soon

When young and healthy the world is ours, our bodies sleek, or if not at least strong, if not that, we still have years to look forward to, death something far off not to be thought off. Yet the years speed by and soon, too soon, we find ourselves among the middle aged or the […]

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Being with

One of our newest employees, Fiona is her name, has very recently suffered a great tragedy in her family. One of her brothers died recently from drowning. I can’t imagine how horrible it must be to receive that kind of news; it is not something one can prepare themselves for. She is a gentle soul, […]

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21 Regrets people confess on their deathbeds

Some of these seem all too familiar… We’ve all heard the old saying that “People on their deathbeds don’t say, ‘I wish I’d spent more time at work…’” More often, people’s regrets are truly about “what I have done, and what I have failed to do.” A Spanish priest, Father Nelson, has listed the sort […]

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What do I really believe?

“Death is nothing else but going home to God, the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity.” – Mother Teresa Many people believe that faith is some form of absolute assurance.  I do not believe that.  From my own limited experience, there will always be room for some doubt.  I think that is healthy […]

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Wrapped in death’s strong bonds

We are still in Easter season and the mystery of Christ Jesus resurrection is still central in the liturgy as well in our private prayer and meditation. I have been spending a lot of time on the ‘Last Discourse’ of Jesus in the Gospel of John as well as the account of the Resurrection. Our […]

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