Saturday, February 09, 2019

Post Mortum

Well, thank you all for your prayers. My brother and I sat down for our chit chat, in his very cozy family room, him on his new chair that helps him get up into a standing position. My poor brother, please try to remember him every once in a while (I know it's hard!) in your prayers. He is a very sick man and the many doctors he has still can't pin down what is wrong with him. They are getting closer to finding out, they are pretty sure it's neurological (not good). He is a wonderful man, hardworking, a good provider, but unfortunately, no longer a Catholic. He would say he is, but to me, he is Catholic in name (and that barely) but protestant through and through. Our discussion about why his daughter is getting married in the protestant church down the street got off on the wrong foot and went absolutely no where. The gap between a novus ordo/protestant Catholic and a Catholic who goes only to the Latin Rite Mass is too great. The arguments would have escalated into shouting matches. I am no Catholic apologetic. When it comes to Holy Mother Church my passions run too deep and they
get a hold of me. He has forgotten or never knew even the basic concepts of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and doesn't want to know them. To say I was stunned was an understatement. And I guess I'm still in a state of shock. I very rarely talk about the Church with anyone outside of Tradition, unless they are asking me for an answer. What they think is almost incomprehensible to me, and thus I was put behind the eight ball right from the beginning. And to hear this coming from a family member, my beloved brother, made it just too hard. I believe my evangelizing days within my family are over. I will pray for them all, as I always do, but will stay clear of anything other than discussing sports.

5 comments:

Dave Heath said...

I will certainly keep you and especially your Brother in my daily Rosary. Many a Soul thought to be lost has been saved on their deathbed...let's hope and pray that Our Lady will provide for your brother all that he needs to die a most Holy Death. Keep praying and have courage, friend!

newguy40 said...

You tried. And, when you stand at the foot of the Throne, you will have that fact going for you. I'm not much good arguing verbally. I've tried many times with members of my family and it quickly escalates. Prayers are all we can do at some point and hope that they pay off.

kam said...

Thank you both for your kind words.

Arthur Joseph said...

Be assured dear friend you and your family are daily in my heart and prayer, always during Holy Mass. Fr. Joseph

kam said...

Thank you Father!