Last evening I heard about the death of a woman from my old neighborhood. She was a vivacious type of person. She had a large family and I remembered some of her children. The last time that I saw her we were probably both in our 30’s. I was remembering her, and her children, as they were almost thirty years ago. Then it occurred to me that time has changed many things. I am no longer in my 30’s and neither was she. She had long ceased to be the young mom I was remembering. At first I was startled by the news of her death, then I was grieved. All those years ago we belonged to the same Roman Catholic parish. I never had an opportunity to witness to her because I was not born again until quite some time after I moved out of the neighborhood.
I wonder if a Christian ever witnessed to her?
Did she ever hear the Gospel?
These thoughts bring a weeping to my spirit, as I wonder where she is.
In the institutional church of today, Roman Catholics are considered brethren by many of the leaders. That’s what many leaders teach other Christians. That’s what many Christians have come to believe.
We have lost our discernment.
Truth has fallen to the ground.
How can we make light of such a serious matter.
Once life is over, it is over.
There is no second chance for salvation.
How important is the soul of one human being?
ONE SOUL – A Poem
Sometimes I think of the past,
As if it’s frozen in time,
Imagine things are the same,
See lives still lived in their prime.
Sweet precious babies, newborn,
Songs of life, yet to be sung,
Many, the years still ahead,
Mother, so busy, and young.
My thoughts, only illusion,
All of the children are grown,
One by one, each of them gone,
To live out life on their own.
And the Mother who raised them?
Time has now taken it’s toll,
She is no longer on earth,
I wonder, where is her soul?
by Cathy White – 2009
Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.