My Grandmother grew up in a Catholic house but fell away from going to church in the 1950’s - she’s 99 years old and quickly approaching the end of her worldly life.
The really bad news is that she’s told us she doesn’t want to see a Priest!
We Lutherans hold that sometimes the sick-bed drives us to the Cross, so I’m hoping that her mind will change, but she’s rather stubborn.
Here’s the question: As I continue to ask her, and she continues to say ‘no’, should I:
- ‘Sneak’ in a Catholic Preist to give her the Gospel and the True Body and Blood of our Lord.
- Sit back and honor her wishes given before, and trust that God knows her soul.
Frankly, I’m partial to #1 - not that the Priest can force salvation on her, but that as her mind becomes more like a Child, the stubborn defenses of her worldly mind fall away to expose the true person who loves God.
Thanks for any advice!