14 November 2010
A Melancholy Sausage Supper
Oh, the feast was joyous - no two ways about it. But I couldn't help but see the folks who are no longer with us, whom the Lord has gathered home or who have grown too feeble to assist any longer. Oh, there were many new hands at work, and things went swimmingly, but I was struck by how things have changed since I've been here. 20 years almost. It's a long time. I especially missed Dorothy at the sausage station, filling up platters and listening to her cheerful banter. It was wonderful to see Jennifer and Amy there, but I can't count the times I thought "where's Dorothy?" only to remind myself she's been gathered home. And I could multiply the names quite easily. And seeing folks only once a year (Sausage Supper is the only time we do catch up with many friends in the community, sadly), I was struck by how we all have aged. Folks that I remember so hale and hearty, leaning now on walkers or suffering various maladies. Sigh. Such is life in this fallen world. How would we ever make it through the heart-ache without the comfort of the Holy Spirit, the promises of our Lord, and the certainty of the Father's love? O Blessed Trinity, in all the changes of our lives, Your unchanging love is our rock and refuge! Glory to You! Glory to You forever!
Posted by William Weedon at 8:17 PM