K-Lo has found the most extraordinary video of a child, who speaks with the thoughtfulness and wisdom of a grown man--indeed like a man quite advanced in age. He had to think deeply because of a congenital illness that threatened to cut his life short. Do watch the clip here.
And then, please take some time to reflect on the mother's tremendous influence, by which she took a frightened, suffering child and helped him to make sense of his world. He died young, but with great anticipation of his reunion with God and those he loved. His words are inspiring, teaching us all how to live--and how to die.
Part of the feminine genius is to be an icon of the Church, mater et magistra, the bridge with the One True God. To be specific, the Church offers viaticum to those who are gravely ill, which strengthens them for the journey--either the path to recovery or the path to Eternity. This child reveals a mother who understood her vocation and carefully catechised her dear one amidst the tears. Thus with the help of God she took what could have been a tragedy and turned it into a miracle of grace.
Let's not miss the opportunities we have for being that bridge between the natural and the supernatural, between man and God, between sacrifice and grace. Truly this child must have been a powerful intercessor since his untimely death, and he is one to remember with confidence. Saint Garvan, pray for us!