Walking in faith within a church community strengthens us. Facing the wake and funeral of a year old baby is one such time. The world is racing by
with preoccupations of life and inside the field hospital of the church two young parents grieve. Even the silence of the mourners is so silent there is a particular reverence. When will we return to the Lord? Only he knows. This baby in her innocence
lived cloaked in the love of her parents, healthcare providers and prayer neighbors. It is difficult to face the loss of a little one. Yet God is merciful and faithful to the end. The conflicts in this world seem trifle to a tiny white coffin.
Jesus tells us to be reconciled and shake the dust from our shoes where no one listens to his witnesses. This Sunday in the beauty of summer, recall the parents who grieve the loss of their child. Who look to us to be present and not to abandon
them. Think of the higher things of God. Live the peace that heals.