I will follow you...
Submitted by Bob Macdonald
One Thursday after
Bible study Fr. Ed asked me to drive him to the home of a long time
parishioner who had been home bound for some extended period of time.
When we arrived
the man's son said, "I'm sorry you drove all the way up here but
we had to put dad in a nursing home two weeks ago."
Nothing would do
but Fr. had to go to the nursing home so I drove him all the way back
to the church and as far south as we had been north.
"I'm so sorry,"
the receptionist said. "He was transferred to Hospice the day before
So off we went to
Hospice. The lobby was deserted -- no receptionist, no room assignments
-- nothing. We started down one long corridor and saw no one at all
except unfamiliar patients in rooms. At the end of the hall we turned
and walked all the way down another hallway. Finally we found a uniformed
attendant and Fr. Ed asked how he could find the man.
Father," the young woman said, "but he died yesterday."
Fr. Ed turned to
me and said, "Bob, let's go eat. I don't think I want to follow
him any farther today."