The WORD in Other Words by Fr Jong Biton SVD (Philippines) for Friday in the 4th Week of Easter
I am troubled. Pardon my humanity, Lord, but I am. I have lost a loved one just the other day. A young, loving niece who lost her battle with cancer and whose last words were expressions of love to her mama, my sister.
I heard her painful cries for help and prayers, confused as to why she had to suffer this way. So I am doubly sad for her demise and my sister’s pain. Her departure, indeed, is another painful reality of life that is difficult to fathom.
I am troubled, but yes, I have faith too despite the pain. Your words today are reassuring.
It must be difficult too for someone like you who knew of your impending death but looks at it differently. And so you remind this troubled soul once again, that death is not only about “going away” but beautifully about “going home” to the Father.
It is reassuring, indeed, to know and believe that you are preparing a “dwelling place” for us – that where you are, there we will be.
Source – The WORD in Other Words, Bible Diary 2020