Sometimes we go through the dreaded “Just… Wow…” moments. Those can be times of enthralling awesomeness, or of utter devastation, or entirely draining while in solidarity with those who suffer, with those who die. Jesus’ good mom had plenty of “Just… Wow…” moments in her life, so, a bunch of flowers for her.
Plenty of all of those “Just… Wow…” moments have made their way to me in the last number of weeks, setting me on my heels. So, I’ve been pretty quiet.
One of those things I’d like to write about is the death (in his sleep) of a very close and honorable friend, on August 15 – Feast of the Assumption of Mary, souls and body, into heaven. That close friend was one of Europe’s best attorneys, and of the worlds best academics, continuing to help – in his retirement – doctoral students all over the world. He also had a lifetime of “Just… Wow…” moments. He was devoted to Jesus’ good mom, and helped me with this as well. This caught the notice of Benedict XVI, for whom this fellow had great respect. More on him, later.
But for right now, yes, some flowers for you, Mary. You stood fast with Jesus.