Reeson’s Ramblings :: June 3, 2018
Our Parish is blessed to have so many wonderful people, each with unique lives and circumstances. It is always sad when one of our parishioners passes away, but we pray that one day we get to meet again in Heaven. One parishioner who recently passed away, Ms. Lois Krautkremer, has a remarkable story and left us with a truly unique gift.
When Lois was a young girl, she contracted Polio, a disease which rendered her paralyzed from the neck down. This in itself would be enough to make someone grumble for the rest of their life, but Lois lived a life of joy and faith. She was deeply spiritual, and her great faith in God was evident by her persistence and happiness, despite her situation. She used to say she just talks to God all day.
One of the things she loved to do was paint, and even after her paralysis she found a way to do so by holding a paintbrush with her mouth. With that technique, Lois painted the spectacular image of our previous church featured on the cover, which now hangs just outside my office.
It is beautiful to see how Lois used the gifts God gave her, even when it seemed impossible. She is a great example to each and every one of us of a true disciple, grateful for the gifts God has given.
We are grateful for all of the many past members of our parish who have shared their time and talent and who leave behind a tremendous legacy in our parish. Please pray for Lois’ soul and the souls of all our faithful departed.