At the memorial service today, we said goodbye to one of the Greco Institute’s most faithful scholars and our dear friend from Year 1 of Catholic Biblical School in Shreveport. I was reminded of a special Jim McGill class Winona and I and others attended one Saturday a couple of years ago. The topic was heaven and hell (as described by theologians and scholars). Of course, Jim translated all the complex concepts into simple ideas we could all understand. Hell is a place of psychic pain, aloneness, and misery — eternal depression, if you will.
Heaven, on the other hand, must be a lot like “Cheers” — a place where everybody knows your name! And they’re so happy to see you.
Winona’s feeling all that love right now, and just bursting to tell us all about it …
In case you missed it, here’s the obituary from the Shreveport Times.