What Christ the King Means to Me

Source: dissolve.com

Jo-Anne Henderson is living with cancer in its last stages. She shares her reflections.


For some months, I have had cause to reflect on my life. The prospect of dying soon made me hope that I have lived my life as called to do so by Christ.

Suddenly I realize I have been trying to do that all my life, without really thinking about it.

It’s really quite simple. Just do that. Just try to live your life as called to by Christ.

I’m not a saint. I just try to be open and loving. If a judgment must be made, keep it as open as possible.

I am told that I am courageous. I don’t feel that, nor do I feel fear. I feel rather matter-of-fact: Christ is with me now, as he has been all along.

And that is how I am feeling now, filled with joy in my love and trust in God.  I am graced with a wonderful support system and will be able to pass this mortal life in peace and comfort.  I have no timeline, but all is good.

Jo-Anne Henderson is a parishioner of St. Basil's Parish, Ottawa.

  • Peter Bisson
    Posted at 02:07h, 23 November Reply

    God bless you Jo-Ann! Thank you.

  • Philip Shano
    Posted at 10:19h, 23 November Reply

    Thank you! I keep you in prayer, that you may continue to have spiritual strength.

  • Daryold Winkler
    Posted at 12:33h, 23 November Reply

    Thank you Jo-Anne for this encouraging and moving message!

    Fr Daryold Winkler

  • Richard Grover
    Posted at 15:11h, 23 November Reply

    When my life here is fading I hope I have the same spiritual strength as you Jo-Anne. Your reflection is both full of faith and simplicity. Thank you.

  • Catherine von Zuben
    Posted at 16:03h, 23 November Reply

    Thank you Jo-anne. What a beautiful way to look at life and death – something we all will experience. Your message brings peace and gratitude for the past and present and then, what is to come. May these days be filled with love.

  • Rosemary McGinn
    Posted at 20:31h, 23 November Reply

    Jo-Anne,your message is full of wisdom and gratitude for a life well lived,and much peace,as you continue to follow God’s plan for you.Thank you for teaching us courage and hope on your journey of now.Blessings to you.

  • Karen Arthurs
    Posted at 09:13h, 25 November Reply

    How generous, thoughtful, and giving. Thank you for sharing. Blessings to you.

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