Sunday, June 07, 2009

Too Many Deaths

Last Sunday on Pentecost, during the time for members of our congregation to voice prayers and petitions, there were an unusual number of people mentioning sudden deaths. This Sunday, it hasn't been much better.

Although we have not been confronted with an unexpected death among close family and friends, there was the death of the 40-something daughter of a friend, the drowning death of a colleague of my husband, and the separate suicides of two teen-agers from the local high school. This last has affected several of the teenagers we know and their families. Arriving home from church this morning, the answering machine was blinking, and we learned of the death of the husband of a friend. He'd been sick, but we'd thought he was getting along OK.

What's going on?


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