An elderly friend was in a nursing home for many years and reported the following story.
The man in the neighbouring bed was a Roman Catholic nearing the end.
The curtain was drawn around the dying man for privacy but our friend could
hear the proceedings.
The priest had just administered the Last Rites. Obviously the dying man was not satisfied.
He asked the priest, Haven't you got anything better than that?
The young priest thought for a moment and answered: Try this - "The blood of Jesus Christ
His Son cleanses us from all sin". [1 John 1:7]
MM October 2007