Saturday, April 02, 2005

On The Other Side

I have a mailing list and send 3 inspirational messages and 1 Christian message each week to people asking to be on the list. If you would like to be added, just leave a request together with your email address in a comment.

The Christian message for this week is particularly appropriate, since at 2:37 Central Time Pope John Paul II, also known as the Bishop of Rome, Vicar of Christ, Successor of St. Peter, Prince of Apostles, Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church, Patriarch of the West, Primate of Italy, and Sovereign of Vatican City went Home to be with Christ.

On The Other Side

A sick man turned to his doctor, as he was preparing to leave the examination room and said, "Doctor, I am afraid to die. Tell me what lies on the other side."

Very quietly, the doctor said, "I don't know."

"You don't know? You, a Christian man, do not know what is on the other side?"

The doctor was holding the handle of the door; from the other side of which came a sound of scratching and whining, and as he opened the door, a dog sprang into the room and leaped on him with an eager show of gladness.

Turning to the patient, the doctor said, "Did you notice my dog? He's never been in this room before. He didn't know what was inside. He knew nothing except that his master was here, and when the door opened, he sprang in without fear.

I know little of what is on the other side of death, but I do know one thing...

I know my Master is there and that is enough."
Pope John Paul II did not know what was waiting for him, but he knew that Christ suffered for us, and the Pope knew that through his own suffering we could learn from him how to be closer to God.

The Gates of Heaven are now open wide, waiting for the rider on the pale horse to bring the Pope Home.

See TheAnchoress, CQ, OTB, RedState, PunditGuy, Professor Bainbridge, MugWump, Trey Jackson, and Michelle Malkin for further information on the Pope's passing.

1 comment:

greg said...


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