Welcome, Don’t be afraid…let me take you to our Father
And then I will take you to your family and they will get you settled in…
His name is Mychal Judge. He arrived on September 11, 2001.
He was a Franciscan Friar and Chaplain for the New York City
Fire Department when the plane hit the towers.
He went to the towers that day and immediately started
Giving Absolution and praying with victims and rescue workers in the Lobby of tower 1 .
He had just finished with one victim when he was hit
By falling debris. He was the first victim pulled from
The towers by his fellow fire fighters. His body was
Labeled as Victim # 1.
He was so loved by them that they carried him to
A nearby church and laid him on the altar before
They returned to the towers.
He was part of the Fathers plan that day. He brought him home
Knowing that they were going to have a busy day in heaven…a lot
Of family was coming home battered and scared.
He knew they would need a warm smiling face to greet them
And get them settled in. Mychal was the perfect choice
The warm loving Irishman believed everyone was
A child of God and he had a smile that
Shined like the sun.
He would be the perfect greeter at Heaven’s Gate.
You are remembered Mychal and you are missed
Here on earth. I look forward to meeting
You when I walk through those gates.
September 7, 2011