This past Wednesday evening, while attending a mass at Sacred Heart Schools Chicago to celebrate the life of Marie Antoinette "Mary" Merlo (1944-2011), an alumna of Sheridan Road '62 and Barat College '66, I was struck by what Father Dominic Grassi (pastor of St. Gertrude's parish) said in his homily ..."for Mary, this was perhaps the place where she spent her happiest years ~ here at Sacred Heart".
The following was taken from the memorial card and I wanted to share this with you as we approach the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
THE HEART'S INTERPRETER
I am the heart's greatest interpreter.
Each soul is so different
I alone understand perfectly the language of each.
The heart of man is so delicate, so complex,
each heart controlled by different circumstances,
influenced by different sufferings that
only I, its Maker, can know it.
Leave to Me the unraveling of the puzzles of life.
Bring each heart to Me, its Maker, and leave it with Me.
Secure in the certainty that I can set all right.
from God Calling