The death of a friend always involves many passages—for the one who has died as well as for those who are left.
My prayer response:
God for whom death is but a passage, my heart grieves with many other hearts. May Your welcoming presence be Rocel’s comfort. And ours.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Psalm 23:4
Invitation to prayer:
What prayers are emerging from your heart, mind, and body? Pray them now. Let them lead you where you need to go.
Photos: The soul of St. Thomas being welcomed at his death by and angel as portrayed in the Thomas window at Chartres Cathedral in France. His three friends are grieving at his side. Below: a recent photo of Rocel and her sons.