22nd November – Memorial of St Cecilia

The following Irish Catholic article caught my attention this morning whilst having breakfast. Firstly it reflects my own experience of being diagnosed with cancer back in 2013. Secondly, I have often quoted the line from Leonard Cohen about only seeing Jesus when one is drowning. It is indeed  similar to the First Beatitude: Blessed are the poor in spirit (those in touch with their vulnerability and need to be rescued), the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. Thirdly I had the privilege of concelebrating a funeral with the author earlier this summer. By way of a comment, I believe that the darkness of a Hilary Clinton presidency would be no better than that of Donald Trump given her support for abortion up til birth.

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