While I was on a layover in an airport today, I received a text message from my son. Jeff passed away at 12:30pm. May he rest in peace.
I posted about Jeff’s illness on May16, requesting prayers for him and his family. Now that he has gone on to the Lord, I know that prayers for the repose of his soul, and also for his grieving family would be much appreciated.
I am grateful that God placed Jeff deeply in my thoughts and prayers both last night, and this morning at Mass. It is somehow so very comforting to me when I learn that I have been praying for someone during the very hours preceding their entry into eternal life.
After boarding my flight, I whispered a heartfelt prayer to Jeff. In a brief span of time, I had moved from intercessor to petitioner.
How beautiful is the Mystical Body of Christ and the Communion of Saints!
Rest in peace, dear Jeff, and pray for us.