Written by DML
Yesterday, during my Walk & Talk, at noon I passed the same church I have passed a hundred times before. But for the first time ever, the church bells did not go off.
I was taken aback and couldn’t understand what happened. Then, suddenly, out of nowhere my connection was gone. My phone froze in a way I had never seen it freeze. The screen took on a crazy looking streak of red bars. It looked as if someone took red paint and smeared it over the viewable screen.
At the time, I was looking up to heaven and asking why the bells were not going off. I said, “Gloria, help me out here, ring the bells if you will.” Gloria was an avid listener of my Walk & Talks. Days earlier, she sent me a “goodbye” letter and a check for $871. The money represented her life savings and she wanted our team to have it before she “went to a better place.”
When I went back onto Facebook LIVE, I commented on how I was shocked to have been kicked off the feed like I was. The area I was in had a strong signal, and I had never lost connection there before. I was troubled by the bells not going off, and I felt something was wrong. Did Facebook kick me off because we were talking about ISIS prior to arriving in front of the church? If so, fine, but that didn’t answer the bells not ringing at noon.
When I returned home, I received an incredible amount of email from listeners, some suggesting the bells did not go off because Gloria is not in heaven. They believed me getting kicked off the feed, the strange smearing across my phone, and the call to Gloria all meant something much greater.
One person sent me this: Gloria said she is Catholic (sort of), because of the way she ended her life she was not accepted into heaven.
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