Br. Gary Joseph cites a few hard-to-believe examples of his and others' dealings with dead people who come to visit. At times it seems a little preachy. I just can't fathom how someone could physically embrace a dead person standing before them in the prime of their lives (because you transform back to your gorgeous 20s); but metaphorically, I can see how this relates to forgiveness and redemption. If you have some unfinished business here, you might be homeless in Purgatory for an infinite amount of time, which can symbolize drifting through life. Of course, helping others dead or alive is a wonderful way to get out of ourselves, right?
The Servants of the Father of Mercy is a Private Association within the Archdiocese of Los Angeles that Br. Gary works with. Information on how to donate is included in the appendix, as is a list of prayers, including one for helping the homeless in Purgatory. Below is an excerpt from the book that was posted on www.HomelessinAmerica.blogspot.com June 6, 2010:
"There should be no liberals in America, just the merciful.
No conservatives, just the compassionate.
No liberals, just the forgiving.
No conservatives, just kindness.
No liberals, just the patient.
No conservatives, just love."
I have no opinion. I'm merely quoting from the book Proof of the Afterlife: The Conversation Continues.
By the way, according to American Heritage Dictionary, locution is:
- A particular word, phrase, or expression, especially one that is used by a particular person or group.
- Style of speaking; phraseology.