Musings in November: the Season of Remembrance

1 November 2017

November is traditionally the month when we remember and pray with greater intensity for relatives, friends and for all the dead. Remembering and mourning death is a deep emotional human, need, not necessarily confined to one month.

However, setting aside a particular month for remembrance provides the opportunity for public and community remembrance, prayer services and celebrations of thanksgiving for those who gave their lives, on land, sea and in the air during the last century and beyond so that we may live in freedom.

Such services are healing and restorative. While death is the natural end of all that lives it is unnatural death that grieves us most deeply.

Sadly, our troubled world today is awash with unnatural deaths. The media keeps us abreast of the horrors of the many wars and the dreadful suffering and grief of its victims.  more