February 13, 2011

Anointing of the Said to be Sick

Having just passed another World Day of the Sick, the parish is offering the Anointing of the Sick after each of the Masses today. This tends to be very popular, so I'm helping the pastor.

A robust looking little boy presents himself for the anointing, and this conversation ensues:

Me: Are you sick?

Little boy: No.

Mother, standing behind him: Yes he is.

I couldn't help but be reminded:

1 comment:

Marc said...

"I feel happy!" Who is dead, who is alive? cf the Holy Father's Angelus address today....