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  1. filbertz says:

    the veil is more opaque than many would care to admit.

  2. Michael says:


    It’s something we’re not supposed to talk about or speculate over…but I think it’s an important discussion to have.
    Comfort is often hard to find these days…

  3. pslady says:

    It’s been 2 months since we lost our sweet little doggie…at night I still find myself ready to pull her up on our bed.
    I too believe that the veil is opaque & love never ends…but sorrow will.
    Thank you again for the comfort I find in your words!

  4. Michael says:


    Thank you for the kind words…the reunion day is coming, my friend.

  5. filbertz says:

    MIchael–that great cloud of witnesses spoken of in Hebrews may well be much more intimately acquainted with us than some far-off casual observation…
    I think comfort is one aspect of it…an important one, but so is accountability, familiarity, connection, etc.

  6. Michael says:

    “MIchael–that great cloud of witnesses spoken of in Hebrews may well be much more intimately acquainted with us than some far-off casual observation…”

    I believe that to be true as well, fil.
    The communion of the saints isn’t broken by death…

  7. Em says:

    Michael, i love you, but you’ve just painted a picture of a whole group of us Saints walking around heaven being trailed by a menagerie ? i’ll be the one with a wire hair terrier, 3 German Shepherds and, possibly a little grey cat with impeccable manners (she knew what she could jump on and what she couldn’t and she loved to “play” the piano). Possibly, because we thought she ran away or worse and learned years later that a gal (that’s as nice a word as i can use) a half a block down the street had stolen her and kept her housebound all her life.
    Thanks for the mental picture… agree, no cat boxes and no doggie doo-doo bags…
    I don’t speculate on eternity much, but i have hunch we’re going to like it … ?

  8. Michael says:


    At this point I’m missing more pets than people, so I hope that vision is correct… 🙂

  9. Jerod says:

    Stephen J Gould on Non-Overlapping Magisterial

    What you said here sounds like you two would have had a good conversation

  10. Jerod says:

    Magisteria. … stupid spell checker

  11. Jerod says:

    I’ll be followed around by 9 cats and 7 dogs… and sneezing

    Is there sneezing in heaven?

  12. Michael says:

    McGrath is always interesting…
    No sneezing in heaven…

  13. Jerod says:

    And who knew one could pair those socks with that outfit? Non overlapping magisteria be damned…

  14. Martin Luther's Disciple says:

    Stephen Jay Gould’s thought on NONA has always interested me. He died way too young.
    More so I admired him for his love and knowledge of baseball. For the close observer he was a frequent commentator throughout the Ken Burns documentary “Baseball”.

  15. BrianD says:

    One of your best TGIFs ever, Michael.

    I’d like to think what you’re theorizing, too.

  16. Michael says:

    Thanks, BrianD…I believe it with all I’ve got…

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