This blog constitutes my humble attempt to archive selected posts from the blog entitled, 'The Fire of Their Love' which was run, until today, by my dear sister, and sister in Christ, 'SHADOWLANDS'.
I received a very sad telephone call this morning around 09:00 GMT, from my nephew, who informed me that his mother had passed away on Thursday, 20th September 2012.
The whole family, me included, are presently suffering from the intense shock of bereavement, and I would ask for your prayers of consolation.
I knew my sister as 'Lindy' (short for 'Rosalind' or 'Roz'), and I have spent most of the day grieving, praying for her soul, and consoling other members of the family.
I understand that her blog, 'The Fire of Their Love' has proven to be a significant source of spiritual support for many other Christian bloggers, and in particular for members of religious communities, whom I personally believe she had a vocation to serve.
While I am still reeling from the loss of a close sibling, I am also deeply saddened by the apparent prospect of an unrealised vocation of inestimable potential. As a Christian and a Roman Catholic, however, I believe that Lindy (SHADOWLANDS) is now in Heaven, and will be hence more than able to continue her vocation interceding before God for the many needs of our precious priests and religious.
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”