Dear Family, I love the saying, “Only the good die young” because it is true. God created us good. It is only after the age of reason that we are able to sin. We make a lot of bad choices.
I think of this saying in the month of April because it is the anniversary of my nephew’s death. Isaac died two times! The second time he died was on April 3rd, eleven days before his second birthday. He was so young and he was good. His mother said he loved to be held. It was hard for her to get work done. I would go and visit them. I would hold Isaac for hours. I would get deep spiritual insight when I thought about Jesus holding me. Jesus loves to hold us in His arms. The problem is that we get older and think we can live without Jesus. When we try to live without Jesus we fall flat on our faces. We must be child-like in order to enter into Heaven. A baby is dependent and trusting. They have no worries. If we are trusting that God will take care of all our needs then we will have no worries. A baby wants to be loved and gives love freely. Let us be like children.
My nephew, Isaac, had one of those faces you could not stop kissing. I think of him a lot. I can not wait to get to Heaven so I can kiss that adorable face. Only the good die young so I guess I will be here a long time. Jesus loves you and me and He cannot wait for us to be with Him in Heaven. Thank you Isaac for helping me to be child-like.
– Br. Leo Mary