It is greatly unfortunate and very hard on all of our hearts.
Those of us who have mattered greatly to us have passed on.
In all of these moments, we have been hit by the memories have the past.
To those who have mattered more to us than anyone can understand, to whom we have had the most powerful moments with, to whom we shared our stories and our adventures, to whom there was no comparison.
It is in these moments for our beloved we Pray, that their souls, not being broken nor separated, but in a place of sanctity and serenity.
Of all this though, it is difficult to absorb all of what has happened. Still, our grief is weighing on our hearts, thus to this congregation (family) I say in Faith.
Let us not indulge a reason for our losses.
Let us not sustain our sorrow.
Let us not invite agitation to our grieving.
Instead let us work forward and not separate
Let us have Grace moving forward.
For if we are weakened by our grief,
Then our grace will grow weak.
I pray that we are lifted from our sorrow.
I pray that we are resurrected from our pain.
I pray that we are made graceful through the Spirit.
That for any part of us was lost, let us remember our loved ones in grace.
Let us not disrespect their values,
Let us not fear they are in suffering.
Let us not believe they are lost.
For God's grace has given us a hand.
Then let us be lifted through the grief.
In Faith and confidence that we are made whole again.
Let doubt and fear perish from our hearts.
Let us congregate in peace for our beloved, Amen.