This Communion Reflection was read during the Mass for the Deceased on Sunday 3rd November 2019
Relatives and friends, it is my time to leave,
my last breath does not say “goodbye”,
for my love for you is truly timeless, beyond the touch of death.
I leave myself not to the undertaker,
for decoration in his house of the death,
but to your memory, with love.
I leave my thoughts, my laughter, my dreams
to you whom I have treasured beyond gold and precious gems.
I give you what no thief can steal,
the memories of our time together:
the tender, love-filled moments, the successes we have shared,
the hard times that brought us close together
and the roads we have walked side by side.
I also leave you a solemn promise
that after I am home in the bosom of God,
I will still be present, whenever and wherever you call on me.
My energy will be drawn to you by the magnet of our love.
Whenever you are in need, call me;
I will come to you, with my arms full of wisdom and light
to open up your blocked pathways, to untangle your knots
and to be your avenue to God.
And all I take with me as I leave
is your love and the millions of memories of all that we have shared.
So I truly enter my new life as a millionaire.
Fear not nor grieve at my departure, you whom I have loved so much.
For my roots and yours are forever intertwined.