Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Who knows...

So my mom got this message on her answering machine from our old preist and in the background there was this man speaking really fast as if informing or reading something. The priest listened to it and swears he heard nothing on his end of the phone. The only thing that my mom could make out was, "and that's what it takes to be a deacon". My father that just passed away was a deacon and had actually struggled with it for quite some time. He didn't really want to be one and his heart wasn't into it anymore, but even after a leave of absents, he still went back to it because he felt it was his obligation to the people of his church. Before he passed away he was gearing up for his retirement, which was less than a year away, where he was planning on moving out of Vermont to be disabled of his responsiblity of being a deacon. What if he died because his job on earth was done? What if the powers-that-be didn't want him not to be a deacon? Was he possibly some kind of martar? He was always giving and helping people but never was happy and always felt like he was never doing enough. He was the most self-less person I have ever met. Isn't that the story of martars? Conflicked but obligated? Could that message on my mom's machine be letting her know that he died for a reason? It was an informative message. It was defining the meaning of being a deacon. Maybe someone wants my mom to know that he didn't just die and leave her all alone for no reason. Some people ask God, "why did you take my loved one away?" but maybe we don't need to ask... Maybe someone was telling us why...

2 comments:

zdenek55 said...

We're still not where we're going, but we're not where we were

Ok now i read your blog too, so you can read mine and leave comments. You bester come out to see us if you come eastward!

Gregg O'Connell said...

dude thats some crazy ass shiznit....ahhhhhhhhh

you love unsolved mysteries stuff