I just found out that my mother died somewhat unexpectedly. Needless to say, I won't be blogging for some days.
She was a wonderful person and very devout Catholic, who went to daily Mass for at least 20 years.
This morning at Mass a line from the preface of the Ascension jumped out at me, "The Lord Jesus, the conqueror of sin and death...."
Jesus has conquered death. He's conquered sin. It never seems so real as when a loved one dies. As I grieve for her I can still rejoice that she's with the Lord.