Thursday, June 25, 2009

Moon walks and hair feathers

When I first heard Farrah was dying today, it was on a quick channel surf where I stopped at the view - as Barbara mentioned she had the Last Rites and now we were all waiting - I find it interesting that she mentioned the Last Rites with such reverence. Maybe it was simply that she knew this act signified death. Maybe, or...Does death sometimes bring light to even those lost in the darkness? (Well, One did for sure!)

I did let a few tears escape today, as these icons remind us of days gone by, of times in our lives we cherished, enriched by the talent we enjoyed in them. Their sins are really a moot point now - they are between Him and her and him now - and we hope and pray they are not only at peace, but at or on their way to Perfect Joy.

So it really isn't the moonwalks and beautiful music or feathered hair and beautiful face that goes on with them, is it? A reminder to us all that we are given these things as gifts from God to appreciate the joy of life that mirrors Him, but, ultimately, it's about one soul longing for him, either rejecting, or hopefully coming to the Cross to be raised up with Him and to our Destiny.

I recently heard Bishop Sheen discuss how he came upon a beautiful girl, and told her God did make her beautiful for a reason - to go work with the lepers. Imagine those in the ugliness of disease being tended by a beautiful woman! Our society puts beautiful women in fancy clothes, big houses, and complete emptiness. This woman fulfilled her destiny here - how beautiful must she have looked to Him when she came Home (or will - I'm not sure of her status!)

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