Tuesday, January 05, 2010


As the end of the earthly phase of life draws near for me, I once more sincerely say to the Lord, with Dag Hammarskjöld:

For all that has been, Lord, thanks.
To all that will be, Lord, yes.

But my last wish and prayer and hope would still be the same at St Paul's:

Life to me is not a thing to waste words on, provided that when I have finished my race I have carried out the mission the Lord Jesus gave me - and that was to bear witness to the good news of God's grace. (Ac 20:24)

I pray, and I would like my friends to pray, that when I die, my life might have been such as not to belie these words.

Cardinal Cahal B Daly, Steps on My Pilgrim Journey: Memories and Reflections (Veritas, 1998)

Requiescat in Pace

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