An online comic about Ace. A young geek that's too nice for his own good. All he wants is a regular life and a regular girlfriend. But he knows that isn't going to happen. – CGI – Adult situations. Artistic nudity. Not suitable for children or Fundies.
My father was Irish and my mother is Puerto Rican, so as you might guess, I had a Roman Catholic upbringing complete with school uniform. It wasn't a strict upbringing, thank The Lord, but I did pay attention in Sunday School. For Papa's sake.
Papa wasn't one to attend Mass on a regular basis, but he was a good husband and father, without a harsh word for man or beast, even after drinking all of his buddies under the table. Mama says whiskey and beer only made his tongue sweeter. And that's why I was born 8 months after their wedding.
He did have patience issues, but he never went further than to complain and make funny faces at Mama. We never told him how much we loved those funny faces. Still, Mama and I worried for his immortal soul. But he got Last Rites in the hospital which is supposed to cover that. They did make me leave the room for his final confession, so I guess he wasn't all that pure.
Mama's family was certain he couldn't have covered all of his sins, but they also believe that praying for the departed improves their standing in the afterlife. So, just in case, Mama and I pray for him daily. I'm sure by now he's up in Heaven, tapping his foot, looking at his watch and saying, “Come on, Woman! It's been nearly 50 years already.”
Now my Louis was also a good man. He could be a saint if he weren't a Methodist. So I converted. Mama's family is certain that I've condemned myself to Hell for that reason. My sister hasn't spoken to me since.
But Mama says it doesn't bother her, that Jesus hears the voice of every good soul. Mama lives in my sister's house, so we talk in secret. It's much easier these days thanks to The Internet and an easily bribed nephew.
So what's all this got to do with mortality? Mortality isn't all about dying, but that you have a life. It's about seizing the day. About doing what's right for yourself and others without worrying what others think. The only regrets one should have are for any harm that one hasn't made right.