Praying for Life: July 2016

 

Intentions:

May those nearing life's end find comfort, strength & peace in the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Prayers

 Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory B

 
 
 

 

Reflection

 

In "Maggie's Story: Living Like Dad," Maggie recounted how accompanying her father in his final days helped her face her own terminal illness years later.

She shared, "God loved us enough to allow those moments—even and especially moments of suffering—in order to teach us lessons which helped us to grow spiritually and emotionally. Dad left a legacy. He taught me how to live and die with faith and with dignity marked by patience and grace. He taught me that dignity can't be diminished by pain or loss of personal control. ...Dad taught me that Jesus was walking along with him through 'the valley of the shadow of death' (Psalm 23:4)."*

Maggie passed away shortly after writing this article, but her powerful story of hope and courage continue to bear witness to the truth that every life is worth living.

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*NABRE © 2010 CCD. Used with permission.   

 

 

 

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