Thursday, November 02, 2006
Michael the Archangel
I never thought I would be one of "those people" who went on and on about their pets, especially their dead pets. But Mikey RIP plus two weeks has come and gone, and today this was in the Daily Lectionary:
And war broke out in heaven; Michael and his angels fought against the dragon. The dragon and his angels fought back, but they were defeated, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. Revelation 12:7-8
Far be it from me to suggest that John of Patmos had my dog in mind. But he was known in some circles as "Michael the Archangel" and "Michael the Good." And I love the image of him, sword in paw, kicking ass on some cosmic level.
Above is a photo of Michael the Good with Petra, taken about two weeks before he died. Look at those eyes. The house is both filled with his presence and achingly empty.
There. Hopefully that's out of my system.