Story time: suicide and death dealing angels

The holy angels strike this guy dead on the spot. Yikes!

That reminds me of a priest friend who, as a seminarian, walked into the common room. A bunch of other seminarians were watching some “comedy”, which was instead, of course, some guy mocking Jesus’ death on the cross. It was Good Friday. Our protagonist seminarian watched for a minute and, disgusted, said: “This guy is going to meet a bad end.” And he walked out.

That night, the comedian guy started on a road trip from I think it was Los Angeles, to Las Vegas. Up in the mountains his car was run over by an 18 wheeler…

Well, well. Time to have something more uplifting. A couple of stories about suicide! Lol and choked up at the same time. Father James Blount, master story teller. Really very beautiful…

God wants us alive until He calls us to be alive on the other side. And He will call us, and always much sooner than later, which is 100% the experience of everyone going from this life to the next, from ever so finite time to eternity.

The way for people not to take the scandal being dished out to them is to see the ultimate scandal, and carry it about within us, seeing the good God denied, betrayed, abandoned, tortured to death… for us. It proves He loves us, and wants us in heaven.

He just showed us His goodness and kindness and truth. For us cynics, too much goodness, too much kindness, too much truth. We had to test it for veracity. He passed the test: Father, forgive them! Yep. He wants us in heaven. But He calls when it’s the best time for eternity.


Filed under Suicide

3 responses to “Story time: suicide and death dealing angels

  1. Gina Nakagawa

    Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. In other words be very careful what you ask for.

  2. Claire Dion

    Hi Fr. Byers, Thank you for sharing Fr. Blount’s videos. I was not sure if he was someone I should follow. It is hard to know who to believe.

    • Father George David Byers

      He’s got a lot of good stuff. Sincere guy for sure. I don’t agree with everything, but I’m sure I have my lacking and I’m sure he would be the first to say that Jesus is the One, the only One.

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