Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Death Dream..........September 2

I dreamt death came the other night
And Heaven's gate swung wide.
An Angel with halo bright
Ushered me inside.
And there! To my astonishment,
Stood folks I'd judged and labeled
As "quite unfit": "of little worth",
And "Spiritually disabled".
Indignant words rose to my lips,
But never were set free,
For every face showed stunned surprise -
Not one expected ME!
(unknown author)

"By this holy anointing and by His most tender mercy, may the Lord forgive you all the evil you have done through the power of sight or hearing."

Please click on "comments" below and read John's words regarding the translation.
Thank you.



Anonymous said...

Thank You for the reminder......who are we to judge anyone.........
Have a Blessed day everyone..

Anonymous from Ca.

Anne said...

I love that prayer, it says so much!

Anonymous said...


The words on the card are a German translation of the old solemn Latin "form" of the Sacrament of Extreme Unction, found in the "Roman Ritual" that was used from the Middle Ages until 1972. The English translation read: "By this holy anointing and by His most tender mercy, may the Lord forgive you all the evil you have done through the power of sight or hearing."

Since 1972, a new "form" of what is now called the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick has been used. When oil is placed on the forehead, the priest says, "Through this holy anointing, may the Lord in his love and mercy help you with the grace of the Holy Spirit." When oil is placed on the hands, the priest says, "May the Lord who frees you from sin save you and raise you up." To each prayer the sick or injured person, if able, responds, "Amen."


Anonymous said...


Regina said...

My grandpa always said we might be very surprised indeed who we see in heaven... ;)
Thank you for this wonderful card.

Anonymous said...

Thank You Micki for sharing this beautiful holy card! Also the text posted today says so much! Food to ponder ourselves. May each of us look at the person who may look different etc. with the eyes of Our Lord, because each person is precious in His sight! We all need to pray for those who are perhaps not living according to God's designs, that the Holy Spirit may touch them in a meaningful way that brings them to Jesus!! Many a time we are the only example they may see that brings the love of Jesus to a hurting soul. Hope you are doing well Micki! A blessed day to you and all of your visitors! John K.

Micki said...

Thank you to those who come to leave a comment. You know it is always a blessing to me to hear from you, if only via your greetings, thoughts, and words of friendship.

cheryl said...

The text is great!

Micki said...

Cheryl - Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

cheryl said...


Your blog is one of the best. I hope you keep it up and running for a long time to come.

Micki said...

Cheryl - I can't tell you how your message came at a very good time...I truly needed to hear that encouragement. Thank you.

cheryl said...

God bless you Micki.

irene said...

Every Catholic should memorize this poem -- and bring it to mind the next time they see someone homeless or in prison

Micki said...

Cheryl - Thank you......and you too.

Irene - Yes, it's easy to read but much harder to put into practice. Thanks.