And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:24-25
This week we celebrated the life of my Grandmother who died within a month of reaching 101! She was an amazing faithful lady but she was also very frail in her end years so we were relieved for her to be at peace. Even though she was much loved, regrets still kicked in – why didn’t we visit her more often, why didn’t we tell her how much we loved her and what she meant to us more?
Why do we often wait until after death to talk about what others meant to us? And what about the person we love the most? Do they know that?
Prayer (for us):
Father God, help us to celebrate each other now on a daily basis. Amen
Prayer (for another couple):
Father God, we pray for ____ and ____. Help them to learn to appreciate each other each day and value all that they are to each other. Amen
“… how many have died without any such homage, leaving behind huge, gaping wounds of unbearable regret in the hearts of those who said they loved them: regret for not having loved them in life as they discover, so painfully, they do in death? Somehow we must learn to mourn our loved while they are yet alive, not waiting until they are gone and our grief does no one but ourselves any good. At least one kiss each day should be watered with tears… For now is the time to eulogize, now the time to deck with flowers. Today is the day to carry to its rest the whole weight of our love’s flesh upon our shoulders”. The Mystery of Marriage, Mike Mason