This is close to my heart, and very dear to me.
I’ve been estranged from my grandmother for about seven years, and have been searching for her for the last two years, off and on. I finally found a church/convent she was listed on the bulletin for the church, so I emailed them to see if they knew her. The Nun, I assume, who was kind enough to respond corresponded with me to answer some questions to identify me as my grandmother’s, godson.
I received her last email two nights ago which informed me that, my grandmother had passed away in 2018, September 8th! This is traditionally viewed as the Blessed Virgin Mary’s birthday, and my grandmother was very devoted to our Lady, and this put a little smile upon my breaking heart. Thank you God, and the Ever Virgin Mary for such a wonderful godmother! I will miss her greatly! She was as close to a saint as I have ever witnessed. And her devotion to Mother Mary was an inspiration to all who knew her. I was blessed to have heard the spirit within her voice when she would discuss theological points with anyone, yet especially myself. I was her only godchild, and I was, am, a hand full, and then some. Yet, as hard as the news of her death has struck me! It has woke me up a little more to the truth. That truth is, we all die! And, am I really ready to meet my Maker!? Or, is there something I need to work on for my salvation today?! Paul says; work out your salvation with fear and trembling. I’ve been reading a lot lately, and one of the books is titled: The Warning. It’s been an eye opener from a Catholic point of view. It talks about a Warning coming to everyone on the planet! A look at your soul from the Lord’s perspective! ( I’ve been seeking that since 2016.)
And given the chance to repent from my/our slum of sin’s before the judgement of the earth comes! Which no man knows! There is an old tradition within Catholicism that I pray for God’s grace to incorporate into my prayer life, and that is, Momento Mori, Latin for… Remember you will die! So it’s time for me to take the gloves off! Time is running out for me! I’m 60, and have some health issues, and in saying that, I know for a fact that the good Lord heals! Amen! He, the Lord God of host healed my baby girl weeks after she was born in Anchorage Alaska. And I know he shall show me my path even more narrow than before… The Lord says; pick up your cross and follow me!!! The Field’s are ripe, yet… the workers are few!!! The poor need us to pray for them more than ever before! And it is through prayer that we get to talk to, and especially listen to the Lords voice over all the other voices! Pray, pray, pray please! The whole world needs more prayer! Help the poor Everytime you get a chance in big ways! Let the glory of God go before you as you serve him in all his distressing disgusted images of the himself… What you do to the least of these… You do unto me! Have a wonderful evening. And remember… Time passes quickly! Momento Mori!