Last week, Stephen Colbert lost his 92 year old mother. Before returning to his satirical schtick, he offered an amazing brief eulogy for the woman who made him the man who he is today.
Colbert put his finger on an important lesson from his mother's life was that dedication to family and faith allowed her to love life without bitterness despite tragedies which may beset us.
Late in Mrs. Colbert's life, she sometimes needed prompting to keep her mentally grounded. One question which was always easy to answer was her favorite prayer, which was a children's prayer in German which she taught several of her eleven children while living in Munich in the late 1940s. That memory certainly seems to summarize Lorna Colbert's raison d'etre as well as giving a glimpse of heaven.
Jesukindlein kom zu mir,mach ein fromes Kind aus mir.Mein Herzerl ist klein,kann niemand hinein,als du, mein liebes Jerulein.