One of our close neighbours died a few days ago.  He had been in hospital for five months.  It was so sad to watch his life slowly ebb away due to an undetected cancer.  We went to our neighbours’ house as soon as we heard the news.  The family had just finished washing the body, it was wrapped in a simple white shroud and looked so delicate.  The whole village gathered for the funeral prayers after which the men carried the body to the nearby cemetery.  Within a few short hours our vibrant neighbour had died and was buried.  How fragile life is and how suddenly it can be taken away.  May God be with those who are dying and bring comfort to those who are grieving.

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One Response to “THE FRAGILITY OF LIFE…”

  1. Sr. Ann Marie Says:

    Thanks, Clare. How true!

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