Blessed Feasts of Samhain, All Saints, and All Souls,
It is said the Veil between World is thin. A Time to honor All Who are Gone .
Two of the Original Saints arrived for Evensong early
On this rainy afternoon.. For those who mourn those who have gone before
We offer ~
A Blessing on Absence by John O”Donohue
“May you know that absence is full of tender presence
and that nothing is ever lost or forgotten.
May the absences in your life be full of eternal echo
May you sense around you the secret Elsewhere which holds
the presence that have left your life.
May you be generous in your embrace of loss.
May the sore of your grief turn into a well of seamless presence.
May your compassion reach out to the ones we never hear from and may you have the courage to speak out for the excluded ones.
May you become the gracious and passionate subject of your own life.
May you not disrespect your mystery through brittle words or false belonging.
May you be embraced by God in whom dawn and twilight are one and may your longing inhabit its deepest dreams within the shelter of the Great Belonging”