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Re: [FURTHER OT] RE: Prayers for a Friend

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Very true, thanks

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bill Polhemus" <bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2004 10:29 PM
Subject: [FURTHER OT] RE: Prayers for a Friend


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bruce Holcomb [mailto:bholcomb(--nospam--at)brpae.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2004 5:31 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: RE: Prayers for a Friend
>
> > I don't mean to "preach" at you, but only hoped to explain how a good
> > person (such as your mom must have been, David) could have had a
> > seemingly difficult life on earth and yet now be living a perfect life
> > for eternity.
>
> An analogy I like to use is that of skinning your knee, which probably
most
> of us have done a time or two when we were small children.
>
> At the time, it seemed like a terrible calamity. How we cried! It just
> seemed like the worst possible thing ever to happen to us--and in a
relative
> sense, perhaps it was.
>
> But if we even stop to think about it now, it is with a distinct sense of
> just how trivial an event it was.
>
> So we will look "back" on our time here on Earth, the joys, triumphs, and
> tragedies, and even our own deaths--some of which may be, as David's
> mother's, painful. We will consider the event of our own death as trivial
as
> an adult does a skinned knee in childhood.
>
> There will be far more important things with which to concern ourselves
> ahead. Eternity is a very, very long time.
>
> William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.
> Polhemus Engineering Company
> Katy, Texas USA
>
>
>
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