12 May 2010

A good friend

just bade farewell tonight to her father.  He's been suffering from alzheimer's for a number of years.  The long good-bye.  I remember it so well - with my mom.  When they finally leave you realize that so much of them had already departed years before. What are we, after all, without our memories, our stories?  May God's peace be with Sheila and Ron, Megan and Nathan. And may the hope of full healing in the resurrection of all flesh comfort them each through the days ahead.  Our salvation hangs finally upon God merciful remembrance of us, not our ever-faulty remembrance of Him!

2 comments:

Father Robert Lyons said...

"Our salvation hangs finally upon God merciful remembrance of us, not our ever-faulty remembrance of Him!"

The most wonderful quote I have ever heard concering memory loss and salvation, Pastor Weedon... thanks so much!

Rob+

Rev. James Leistico said...

Erin's godparents are facing a somewhat similar goodbye, though the dementia only hit full on in the last month: godfather David and siblings had to make the decision to put their father, Rev. David Schlie, under hospice care.
Lord, have mercy, and let at last Thine angels come.