Posted by: Postordinandy | March 20, 2014

John 14 (pt 8)

The departure of a loved one,

Even when they are going to a better place,

(For them, if not immediately for us),

Creates a void within our lives that quickly fills,

With a sadness at their absence and a joy at their memory.

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The challenge to celebrate and commiserate in partnership,

To mourn, (re)member and magnify,

Energises our waking moments, and soundtracks our sleep.

A reminder that, although their body has departed,

The essence of their humanity lingers persistently on.

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““You heard me say, ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. I have told you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe. I will not say much more to you, for the prince of this world is coming. He has no hold over me, but he comes so that the world may learn that I love the Father and do exactly what my Father has commanded me. “Come now; let us leave.”” [John 14:28-31]

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