Jacob and Blaise Elsinger
Born and Died January 26, 2012
My Lord, the babies are dead!
Why, my Lord—dare I ask why? They will not hear the whisper of the wind or see the beauty of their parents’ face—They will not see the beauty of Your creation or the flame of a sunrise. Why, my Lord?
Why, My child—do you ask ‘why’? Well, I will tell you why.
You see, the children live. Instead of the wind they hear the sound of angels singing before My throne. Instead of the beauty that passes they sees everlasting Beauty—they see My face. They were created and lived a short time so the image of their parents imprinted on their faces may stand before Me as their personal intercessor. They know secrets of heaven unknown to men on earth. They laugh with a special joy that only the innocent possess. My ways are not the ways of man. I create for My Kingdom and each creature fills a place in that Kingdom that could not be filled by another. They were created for My joy and his parents’ merits. They have never seen pain or sin. They have never felt hunger or pain. I breathed souls into seeds, made them grow and called them forth.
I am humbled before you, my Lord, for questioning Your wisdom, goodness, and love. I speak as a fool—forgive me. I acknowledge Your sovereign rights over life and death. I thank You for the lives that began for so short a time to enjoy so long an Eternity. -- Mother M. Angelica (edited for Twins)