It is always a massive loss when a long term friend dies. The days are filled with odd memories and flashes of images and conversations, long forgotten, suddenly important once more. Sadness can overwhelm you at unexpected moments.Though we believe that the person who dies is held lovingly in the Heart of the Trinity, it is still necessary to grieve the physical loss. It is here that we turn to God in moments of grief or despair, trusting in His unfailing Love to sustain us and carry us through, believing that His Light will remind us of all that is good still remaining in the world to bless our days.
What can I do
When all is taken from me,
I can wait.
I can trust.
I can remain open
And a perfect way forward,
Within the darkness,
Set aside only for me,
That will ignite a tiny flicker of light
In my heart
And set me surely on a new path
May every blessing ever made
Reach you in your distress
May every blessing sent to you
Curl round you in a loving embrace
May every blessing ever spoken
Whisper words of love and strength
To carry you through the bleakest days
May every blessing bless you now!