Paige out West

Yahoo for Portland, Oregon! This blog will be a place for friends and family to check out what I am up to. The address will stay paigedeut even though I may or may not be in Germany. Now it stands for eveyone's favorite book in the Bible...Deuteronomy.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Memorial Sneak Preview

I hope to post the video of my mom's service here soon. In the mean time, a sneak preview of the reading from Connor.



Excerpt from "Letters and Papers from Prison" by Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

"Nothing can make up for the absence of someone whom we love, and it would be wrong to try to find a substitute... That sounds very hard at first, but at the same time it is a great consolation, for the gap, as long as it remains unfilled, preserves the bond between us. It is nonsense to say that God fills the gap; he doesn't fill it, but on the contrary, he keeps it empty and so helps to keep alive our former communion with each other, even at the cost of pain."

"the dearer and richer our memories, the more difficult the separation. But gratitude changes the pangs of memory into a tranquil joy... We must take care not to wallow in our memories or hand ourselves over to them, just as we do not gaze all the time at a valuable present, but only at special times, and apart from these keep it simply as a hidden treasure that is ours for certain."

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