There's a time for remembering, a time to recall The trials and the triumphs, the fears and the falls. There's a time to be grateful for the moments so blest: The jewels of our memory where love is our guest.
These opening lines of Liam Lawton’s moving hymn ‘There is a Place’ capture the spirit in which we are invited to remember our loved ones and the deceased of our community over the coming weeks and to let ‘love be our guest.’ Love always remembers. Love never forgets. Love is forever grateful. Love never stops wishing the best for those it loves. And so, over these weeks of November, we will prayerfully honour all those who have touched our lives and all those who have gone before us on our journey home to God. Our November prayer is one of gratitude and hope: an overflowing sense of gratitude for the incredible blessing our loved ones have been in our lives, an unwavering hope rooted in our conviction that they are now, as scripture tells us, ‘in the hands of God.’