Wednesday, 25 September 2013 20:02

THE FINAL INSPECTION

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Having recently returned home from Northern New Mexico; I went to funeral services for a long time friend of mine, A fellow veteran. One of the prayer cards that was being given out had the following, so today I thought I would share it...,

The Soldier stood and faced our Lord, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shining just as brightly as his brass."step forward now, soldier, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek? To My Church have you been true?" No Lord, I guess I have not. Because those of us  who carry guns can't always be a saint. I've had to work most sundays, and at times my talk was tough;  and sometimes I've been violent because the world is rough.

Though I worked a lot of overtime, When the bills got just too steep and I never passed a cry for help, though at times I shook with fear... and sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept unmanly tears. I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around, except to calm their fears. If you have a place for me here, Lord it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't I'll understand. There was a silence all around the throne where the saints had often trod. As the soldier waited patiently, for the judgement of God. Step forward soldier you've borne your burdens well. Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets, You've done your time in Hell.       ........... AUTHOR UNKNOWN ..........

 

 

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ed Saiz

graduated from santa fe highschool in 1960.

graduated from cal. state univ. in hayward ca.

retired from fire service after 38 years

Married with a son & a daughter and 2 grandchildren.

Live in Auburn, Ca.

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