On August 18t it was my privilege to attend the memorial of Sarah Nelson Crawford. She was one of my parishioners when I was minister at First UU in Houston. After the service I was talking to a man who was also one of those I served, as clergy, while I was there. He commented on how well she and her husband had handled her cancer and how well her husband and son were doing with the memorial. He was surprised at the amount of grace and poise, the amount of love and courage was evident in this family. My answer to him was that I wasn’t surprised at all. From knowing them and the way they embodied the values of their faith as they were expressed in their life I really expected nothing less.
I was put in mind of remembering that it seems to be a repeated experience of mine that, much of the time, the way people live is reflected in the way they die and are remembered. As the seasons turn to Samhain, All Saints Day and Dia De Los Muertos, it seems a good time to take a look at how we and those around us live and die.
Date(s) - Oct 14, 2018
10:30 am - 11:30 am