They Lived Well.

St. Mary's Holy Island was packed for the funeral of Lady Rose Crossman. 'Her whole life was devoted to service' a resident said to me. This poem of Robert Louis Stevenson was read:

She has achieved success who has lived well,

Laughed and loved much;

Who has gained the respect of intelligent people

And the love of little children;

Who has filled her niche and accomplished her task;

Who has left the world a better place than she found it;

Who has looked for the best in others

And given the best she had;

Whose life was an inspiration;

Whose memory is a benediction.

On St. Aidan's Sunday we scattered the ashes of the beloved spouse of one of our Voyagers and prayed

The seed is Christ’s, the granary is Christ’s.

In the granary of God may we be gathered.

The sea is Christ’s, the fishes are Christ’s.

In the nets of God may we all meet.

On Saint Aidan's Day three of us drove to Cornhill to welcome a new priest who will assist in three parishes and plant a fresh expression. Mark Tanner, the Bishop of Berwick, said to the new priest: 'I think Aidan is whispering over my shoulder that you, like him, should listen to people in the pubs and schools and streets, love them with gentleness, and have a care for the most needy.'

Amen!

Posted at 21:56pm on 1st September 2017