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 in my own heart will vanish with my death, but these same values will live on in our congregation as it moves on into the future, and as our members act out in the world. I find this very comforting. It helps to ease the sadness which I feel about leaving the world that I love.