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God of the living

November is that special time of year in which we particularly remember and pray for those who have died. For some of us that can be a recent reality and the pain of loss is very close to us.

May you receive comfort and peace as you continue to deal with this new reality.

There is something reassuring in remembering our dead because they once walked with us, played significant roles in our lives, we loved them. We still love them despite the fact they have gone. Our Christian faith reminds us that our loved ones are in the hands of God. Although death and the pain of parting is a reality for us, we hear in today's Gospel from Luke 20:27-38 that God is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for to God all are in fact alive. God knowing and loving us even when we 'shuffle off this mortal coil' is like a never ending flowing river. I am reminded that from the side of Jesus when he was pierced by the soldiers their flowed blood and water. This is the source enabling us to share in that divine life, that eternal life.

You may like to listen to 'Flowing River' track 10 from 'Chants for Silence'

Blessings on your week.

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