Saying Goodbye, Part 5

Saying Goodbye, Part 5 All the events of life, even such dark events as war, famine and flood, violence and murder, are not irreversible fatalities. Each moment is like a seed that carries within itself the possibility of becoming the moment of change... Henri Nouwen[1] In last week’s Life Note, I shared my experience of … Continue reading Saying Goodbye, Part 5

Saying Goodbye, Part 2

Saying Goodbye, Part 2 Preparing ourselves for our deaths is the most important task of life, at least when we believe that death is not the total dissolution of our identity but the way to its fullest revelation…Jesus speaks about his death as being “lifted up.”  Henri Nouwen[1] During the Sending Ceremony for the 2017 … Continue reading Saying Goodbye, Part 2