The Song Sings into the Future

by Jeremy Sykes

This past Sunday, November 15, we focused on the topic of healing. After the service and sermon, I was struck with an idea I have never had before. I thought about the voice of our congregation continuing on into the future after I die. I thought about the fact that the celebration of principles which I believe in so deeply ( for example believing in the “Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life”) will not die when I do. The principles and values which I hold so dear will vanish with my death, but will live on like the poetry of John Keats or the music of Beethoven. I find this very comforting. It helps to ease the sadness which I feel about leaving the world that I love.