C has died. I was there Friday and had to leave, but just 45 minutes later, C slipped these earthly bonds. In a surprise turn J has asked me to speak at the funeral, since their own minister (of a large Church here in Tulsa) could not even bother with a phone call, much less a visit. That is one of the things that is hardest about large Churches, when you need them, will they be there for you? Well, anyway it has been an honor to walk this path with this very giving, loving couple.
Depart, O Christian soul, out of this world;
In the Name of God the Father Almighty Who created you;
In the Name of Jesus Christ Who redeemed you;
In the Name of the Holy Spirit Who sanctifies you.
May your rest be this day in peace,
and your dwelling place in the Paradise of God.
In manus tuas, Domine, † Commendo spiritum meum
Into thy hands, O Lord, † I commend my spirit