Tuesday, April 24, 2012
We seem to give our loved ones back to you, Lord.
You have them to us.
But just as you did not lose them in giving,
Neither do we lose them in return.
You don’t give in the same way that the world gives.
What you give you don’t take away.
You have taught us that what is yours is ours also,
If we are yours.
Life is eternal, Lord, and your love is undying.
And the death is only a horizon.
And a horizon is nothing
But the limits of our sight.
Lift us, strong, Son of God, that we may see farther.
Cleanse our eyes that we may see more clearly,
Draw us closer to yourself, that we may find ourselves
Closer to our loved ones who are with you.
And while you prepare a place for them,
Prepare us also for that happy place
Where you are
And where we hope to be…forever.