Thursday, February 14, 2008

Moments of Grace

A priest who worked me with when he was a hospital chaplain is dying under the care of one of my colleagues. Last Wednesday he was seen by one of my colleagues whose practice of the faith is fitful. He had just received ashes from the current chaplain. "Oh" said my colleague, "I wish I had been to chapel this morning to get my ashes." Without a word of explanation he took some ashes from his own forehead and applied them to hers using the traditional form of words. She has been deeply affected by such a simple act and is determined to be more regular in her practice.

Please pray for them both.

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Blogger Theocoid said...

There's something quite poignant in that image—sharing one's mortality with another.

4:58 PM  
Blogger antonia said...

aw, that's a very humbling story


1:28 PM  
Blogger Philip said...

That's beautiful!

7:50 PM  

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