The Latest on Al Kresta
1. Al remains in GOOD condition.
2. Al has been moved from the Step Down Unit to a General Surgical Room.
3. Al appreciated all the callers, well wishers etc, to the program yesterday. Alexis brought the CD to his room and played it for AL and Sally.
We had a little revelation yesterday too. While the cards and flowers and great rush of prayers and expressions of joy for his progress are uplifting and have a positive healing effect, Al is in a very contemplative frame of mind. He ask if everything could be removed from his room except a crucifix and the CD player (he wants some Gregorian Chant in the background). Al is using this time to meditate and pray. As Alexis put it, “he wants a monastic atmosphere”. Al wants to use this small amount of time to build an even deeper commitment to Jesus. He is “on retreat”. He is meditating on Salvifici Doloris (On the Christian Meaning of Human Suffering), by John Paul II.
4. Just this morning AL expressed his tremendous gratitude for your prayers, then, he asked for the intercession to continue as he is still in great need.
Please continue to pray for Al. Make your own retreat, spend an hour with our Lord. Contemplate. Ask for an increase in Faith, Wisdom and Courage.
Be assured that we continue to collect Cards, intentions and well wishes here at the station and on the website www.amcguild.org. Al will read each and every one. (after his retreat).
Praise God for his mystical body and the love and affection we have for each other.