Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Father Groeschel's surgery went well

Fr. Sudano writes:

Thanks be to God, Father Benedict underwent another successful surgery. An artificial elbow was put in, while the metal pins, which were sticking out of his arm, were removed. Instead of his arm being extended, it now lies in a cloth sling across his chest. We hope that in time the pain will decrease and this new position will be more comfortable. Unfortunately, one other surgery is necessary; namely, the stretched ligaments in his right shoulder must be tightened. The doctors, however, will wait until the wounds in his arms made by the metal pins are healed.

I have always received great consolation from Psalm 126, and it is very appropriate that Fr. Sudano quotes this psalm of ascent in reference to the difference of emotions in just two weeks time:

"They go out, they go out, full of tears, carrying seed for the sowing. They come back, they come back, full of joy, carrying their sheaves..." [Psalm 126:6]

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