On December 7,2013 Krissy Haun died of an overdose of heroine. She had lost control of her will and family and friends were unable to save her from this terrible addiction. I pray that these words may offer some hope and consolation to those close to Krissy, and remind us to pray often for the poor souls in Purgatory.
Now scarce can we endure the pain
Of losing one so dear.
Who found herself entangled in
A web of lies and fear.
She couldn’t see the depth of love
Poured out upon the tree
The overwhelming, precious love,
Of Christ for you and me.
The circumstances of her death
May tempt us to despair.
But of the Maccabean trust
We must be made aware.
Our God of faithfulness and Hope
Sees far beyond our eyes
With justice and with mercy for
The foolish and the wise.
So offer now with firm intent
Your sacrifice and prayer,
That she may come to ever know
God’s love and constant care.
Judas Maccabaeus led the faithful Jews in revolt against the oppressive king, Antiochus Epiphanes. His army was small, but incredibly successful against the Greek forces. During one battle, several of the Jewish soldiers were killed, and they were later found to be wearing forbidden amulets of a pagan idol. In spite of their grave sin, Judas had sin offerings made and offered prayers that they might be released from their sin. His example encourages us to pray for the dead, and gives us Hope for the resurrection. 2 Maccabees 12:38-45
Eternal rest grant unto to her oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.