Friday, April 06, 2007
GOOD FRIDAY-- THANK YOU, SWEET JESUS!
Today is Good Friday and a most holy day. I offer my prayers and my hopes for my friends and my family, especially my sister Annette who faces a mysterious health challenge. "Oh my Jesus, forgive us our sins. Save us from the fires of hell. Lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of thy mercy. Oh my Jesus, have mercy on my soul. And also a special nod to Saint Dimas, the Good Thief of the Cross. I wrote about him in a beautiful song called "Lord, Remember Me" and he is a very favorite Saint. Tradition says he was the very man who encountered Mary and Joseph on the road to Egypt when Jesus was just a baby and protected the Holy Family from a band of thieves, almost thirty -three years before the passion of Jesus, itself. So my prayers are aimed at heaven today for my amazing friend, Tim, my sister Annette and for all the amazing talent like Tony Westbrook and David Holmes who have shared their talent and wisdom with me all these many years. My prayers for their intentions are now heaven bond!