Category: end of life

Precipice of Heaven

A precipice is defined as a “very steep rock face or cliff”.  We usually speak of a precipice as a dangerous place to be.  But yesterday I stood on a precipice and it wasn’t dangerous at all.  It was the precipice of heaven. She was an important member of my parish family.  Sweet, warm, tender, hospitable,…

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A Day of Miracles

It began the night before.  She’d been taken to the Emergency Room by her daughter and granddaughter.  The old woman’s brain was broken by age and the mental disease that had plagued her all her life.  For unknown reasons, her medications had stopped working and deep depression had set in.  Depression had given way to paranoia…

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