Friday, March 3, 2006

The Friday Five - serious style (don't say I didn't warn you)

As always, congratulations to last week's first player: Deb, of Frosty Thoughts! Take a break from your day - read her daily entries. And if you need a temptation, she always tells you what's for dinner!

Lest you think I forgot - let's get serious:

1. When is the last time you cried - and I mean cried?

Yesterday, at Father Phil's funeral service. It was strange, because I was happy, even joyous for the first few hours of the viewing. When the music started, however, it was all over - all the way through Mass. It's a good thing I have those hankies.

2. Do you believe in an afterlife? Why/why not?

I do believe in heaven. My understanding of it is comforting - it is the chance for us to finally love as we are loved by God - perfectly. That's a groovy thing.

3. If you had the power to raise one person from the dead - would you take it? Why or why not?

I'm not sure. I think I would be most tempted to do it if a family member who I knew wasn't the nicest of people had died - and might just be taking the express elevator down.  But here's the thing: isn't that playing God? Not so sure I'd want that judgement on my conscious.

4. Do you buy into the whole, "Don't be sad at a funeral" thing?

I do and I don't - Father Phil's funeral was the first where I actually felt comforted by his passing. Happy even at times, knowing that he's passed. But at the same time, i think there is something healthy in expressing our grief and sorrow as we experience its pains.

5. Make a wish - what is it?

I wish that all mankind had patience. I've a feeling much more would be solved than not with a good dose of patience.


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