Sunday, February 1, 2015

Father Jerry Orbos' words of consolation and inspiration

A column that I usually read every Sunday is Father Jerry Orbos' Moments in the Editorial pages of the Inquirer.  This quote that he re-wrote as part of his article touched and consoled me and hope it does the same especially for those who have recently lost their loved ones such as the families of the fallen 44 PNP SAF members.  The full article can be found in http://opinion.inquirer.net/82195/bravehearts

A prayer for those who have gone ahead of us: “We seem to give them back to You, O God, who gave them to us. Yet as You didn’t lose them in giving, so we do not lose them by their return. Not as the world gives do You give, o Lover of souls. What You give You take not away, for what is Yours is ours also if we are Yours. And life is eternal, and love is immortal, and death is only an horizon, and an horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight. Lift us up, strong Son of God, that we may see further; cleanse our eyes that we may see more clearly; draw us closer to Yourself that we may know ourselves to be nearer our loved ones who are with You. And while you do prepare a place for us, prepare us also for that happy place, that where You are, we may also be forever more.” (Fr. Bede Jarrett, OP)

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