For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18:20
Eva’s cancer is back. She’s been given a 3% chance of survival. The Nano Knife is not an option right now as she needs more nutrients in her blood, I think. She had to have a feeding tube inserted yesterday. I decided to take her to St. Mary’s where we have the incorrupt body of Bishop Miles. I thought perhaps we could ask for his intercession and she could receive a miracle. Along the way we talked about confession and healing our souls, as well as asking for healing of her physical body.
When we arrived at the church, it was pouring rain. We parked in a parking space and went to pay for parking. It was pouring rain and the stupid machine wouldn’t take my payment. We were there in the rain for about ten minutes. I was getting frustrated and was having words with the Lord in my head. “Lord, why did I bring her all the way up here if we can’t even go in the church?” Then up to the parking meter came another woman to pay. She used to work with Eva. I knew why God had delayed us. We all went inside and Eva went down to the bathroom with her old co-worker and informed her of the pancreatic cancer . The woman came upstairs and said to me — “I was sitting at home and the Lord told me to come up here to pray, and I am not even Catholic.” Turns out her dad had died of pancreatic cancer. I was teary at the woman’s statement. God works in mysterious ways.
I explained, to both women,the Communion of Saints and how those Saints in heaven can intercede and pray for us and that Bishop Miles incorrupt body is a sign of holiness. That as Catholics we ask both those in heaven and those on earth to pray for us because we are part of the community of God. Eva and I prayed at the coffin of Bishop Miles. Then the woman and I prayed over Eva together. She was very charismatic in her prayer, and I realized how God works through all kinds of people. It was a sign that He is walking with Eva through all of this.
We went to lunch. She called it her last meal, since the feeding tube would be inserted that afternoon. I really hope Eva knows how much God loves her, and that God’s mercy is surrounding her. Please keep praying for her.