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    Something for Sunday Morning

    I read In Conversation with God. Every day. In theory, anyway. I always fall off the Conversation wagon, then get back on. Sometimes I fall off for days, sometimes for weeks. Last week, I stopped reading on Tuesday and didn’t get back to it until Friday afternoon, after the decision had been made to take my father off the respirator. That day’s meditation: “A Christian Outlook on Death.”

    On my way home Saturday (my father had been airlifted to a hospital three hours from my house), I decided to listen to the most-recent Sunday Night Live podcast (10/25/2009) on my iPhone. I used to listen to Benedict Groeschel all the time. I hadn’t listened to him for months, but decided to listen to him since he’d recently had a stroke. The subject of his talk: death and the resurrection.

    In light of the situation with my father, I was struck deep when I opened the Conversation meditation Friday afternoon. When I heard Fr. Groeschel start talking about death and resurrection on Saturday, I just weakly smiled.

    ***

    My father died Saturday evening. For now, there is no eudemon in my world. There will be blog posts (Dad was a daily reader), but don’t count on much.

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    12 Responses to “Something for Sunday Morning”

    1. Alex Vitus Says:

      I’ll pray for him, and also with you and your family.

    2. Elizabeth Says:

      Eric,

      Continued prayers for you and your family. May your father’s memory be eternal (Orthodox prayer for those who have reposed, or “fallen asleep” in the Lord).

    3. BJ Buracker Says:

      Eric, I am so sorry to hear about your father’s death. May the Spirit of God comfort and keep you, as you grieve. The Lord be with you always.

    4. Tracy Fennell Says:

      My prayers for your father Eric, and for you and your family.

    5. Trubador Says:

      My sincere condolences, Eric.

    6. Michelle Reitemeyer Says:

      I am very sorry, Eric.

      May his soul rest in peace.

    7. Christina Says:

      I’m very sorry for your loss, Eric. We’ll be praying for you and your family.

    8. Walt Cheever Says:

      Eric and family,
      So very sorry for your loss. Bless your father’s soul. My prayers are with you.

    9. Tim J. Says:

      Very saddened about your Dad, and very sorry for your loss.

      Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord,
      And let perpetual Light shine upon him.
      May his soul
      And the souls of all the faithful departed
      Through the mercy of God
      Rest in peace.

      Amen.

    10. John Moorehouse Says:

      May God bless you and your family during this difficult time, Eric. We’ll be praying.

    11. Jerry Says:

      May St. Joseph, Patron of Departing Souls, commend him to our Lord, and may God grant you and your family peace and comfort as you mourn your loss. Requiescat in Pace.

    12. Ttony Says:

      I’ve been away for a while and, catching up, I ran down the previous posts, enjoying in particular the hangover cure poster (the British cure is spot on – it works!) when in reverse order I saw about your father’s funeral, his death, and his stroke.

      I’ll say a prayer for him, and for all of you.

     

     

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