I’ve just learned that our friend and sister Linda Sorci died yesterday. The phone call came from her daughter, Lynn. She was afraid to call me yesterday, and I was afraid to call her. This is not easy to bear.
We take comfort in what we must believe, as Christians: that the blood of Jesus Christ has washed away any and all sins; that all our loved ones who have gone before us now inhabit mansions in the Father’s house, and we will join them there, and speak with them again; that the Lord Our God will wipe away all tears, heal all hurts, and restore all things; that Jesus Christ His Son has won eternal life for all of us who believe in Him. “I am the resurrection, and the life.” Yes, Lord. Yes.
But it hurts us to lose those who are dear to us, even with our faith to save us from falling into hopelessness.
We pay them tribute with our grief. We must not grudge our tears.
Godspeed, Linda. Remember us in your prayers, as we remember you in ours.
We’ll see you again, by and by.