Just said a sort of reverse house blessing. The home next to ours is being torn down. Mrs. King, the good lady who lived in the house, and raised her children and grandchildren there with her late husband, and later her great grandchildren, welcomed us to this neighborhood when we arrived nearly 21 years ago. Mrs. King moved to a retirement home a few years ago. The prayer was a thanksgiving for life and love and the Godly use of earthly things. The demolition contractor joined me as I found myself offering a prayer of thanks for the love and babies, lives and deaths, laughs and tears that filled the house over the last 120 years, and for those who have gone out from there, carrying the love of God’s Kingdom.
Fr. Bob +