Non Si Muove Foglia

And it came to pass that yours truly was put pretty much abruptly in contact with his own mortality. Nothing tragic, thankfully, but nasty enough.

It really puts some things in the proper perspective. For once, it reminded me what a wonderful, but delicate apparatus the human body is. When it works properly it seems barely worth of notice, when something goes wrong one notices how easy it is for something to go wrong and, actually, how much there is that can go wrong.

With this comes a second consideration: I breath, walk, eat, rest, think by the grace of God. It is He who sustains my body and my health every moment. Health is not due to me, nor is it automatic. Non si muove foglia che Dio non voglia: not one leave moves, but God wills it.

The third, and last, reflection looks a bit further down the line, albeit how far I actually don’t know. The day of the Lord cometh like a thief in the night: and when it cometh, will it find me prepared?

We truly are dust. We just tend to forget it when everything works properly and health is a given.

Seen in this way, it is not so bad that one should receive, on occasion, a fitting reminder of his own mortality.


Posted on March 11, 2019, in Traditional Catholicism. Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. Mundy.I have just said an Ave for you.With the Grace of God you will get better soon.God Bless.

  2. Grateful for your recovery, Mr. M!

  3. Having physical issues is a memo from God to get with, or keep focused, on THE program.

  4. Thank God you are okay. Prayers for your continued recovery.
    Debra Lewis

  5. Pray God, a speedy recovery.

  6. I’ve seen this happen several times.
    When people with bergoglian personalities become leaders, the health of those who have the misfortune to have to deal with them suffer.
    Bergoglio is breaking my heart too.

  7. I thank God for the work you do and have added you to our prayer list. May the good Lord send you health and vigour. Gerard

  8. A couple of years ago I was struck down with cancer – treated successfully but with permanent after effects (unable to eat or drink and sustained through peg tubing) You’re right, it changes one perspective and makes one assess what to do with the remainder of one’s (short) life.
    A bishop friend visited me in hospital and his advice struck home: “God is making you a saint through your suffering.” St. Paul;s words on weakness and reliance on God really hit home.
    God Bless.

  9. One can offer one’s suffering and pray to join the holy souls in Purgatory and to one day, by the grace of God, join the saints in heaven.

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