Memories of dear friends – Br Anthony Rogers

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Sharing with you a reflection by Br Anthony Rogers:

I have recently been facing moments of mixed emotions to see many of my very, very dear friends “go away,” but they have all strangely come closer to me.

YES, these many friends leave us, but they leave behind memories of deep friendships.

They, to me, are not DEAD. They have become more ALIVE!!

I believe this is truly God still with us because of them. There is Sadness but also hidden and submerged tinges of sweetness if we have moments of silence to recall our history and journey with them. I think that this recollection of
these memories of joyful moments are the source of our ability to give and share love with others.

I want to believe that this is my invitation to the Resurrection of Love in my life. I have never met Jesus, but I have encountered the face of Jesus in my friends who have mended and moulded my life. Jesus told us Don’t call me Master or Lord but a Friend; so these friends of mine who are also friends of Jesus have been and continue to be a part of my life.

God, I think, is not only in Heaven, but we rediscover God the Creator in our Hearts by recreating the space within to become the Home of God or what is called the Kingdom of God. “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and everything else will be yours.”

Thank God for friendships with family and friends and continue to live your common happiness, and this will rub off to others when you whisper kindness and spread gentleness.

Our youthful day were times of deep bonds that held us together over the years so that we could hold the hands of so many others, especially those with tears in their eyes and thorns in their hearts.

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