It may be God's Will that I live through this surgery, live many more years, and serve Him as a Catholic priest. It may also be God's Will that I do not wake up from the surgery. If this is the case, I will face God for my judgment after having two months of this illness to repent of my sins, receive the Sacraments, and prepare my soul for this meeting which every person will eventually face. Could I ask for better circumstances?Indeed, for to live is Christ and to die is gain. But please, do pray. Thank you.
Our main goal in this life is to know, love, and serve God in this world, die a good death, and spend eternity with Him in heaven. Everything else is temporal and fleeting.
Update: 13:21 ET....just to clarify. This is a biopsy to find out the rate of growth of the tumor and to determine the best treatment to arrest the growth. The tumor is inoperable.