'Those we love don't go away. They walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard but always near: still loved, still missed and very dear.' ~inscription on a candle last night as part of a Remembrance liturgy for deceased past pupils and staff of Mount Mercy College, Model Farm Road
Today is the last day of November. Traditionally during this month, we remember and pray for our loved ones who have died. These people were special and important to us. The following words of the late John O'Donoghue sum it up best:
"Though we wake to your loss, you dwell in that place of our hearts where no storm or night or pain can reach you. Though your days here were brief, your Spirit was alive, awake, completed. Though we cannot see you with our outward eyes, we know our souls gaze is upon your face, smiling back at us in everything. Let us not look for you only in memory, where we grow lonely without you. May you continue to inspire us, to enter each day with a generous heart, to serve the call of courage and love. Until we see your beautiful faces again in that land of where there is no separation, where all tears will be wiped from our minds and where we will never lose you again."