When we are in grief and our hearts are broken by death, our sense of the world is shattered; our egos have no answers, in those moments we may know what those first disciples knew on Pentecost. Not about life that endures beyond death, but about life that resumes in the midst of death. Such a life births compassion and a community that endures.
“There is nothing so whole as a broken heart.”
Homily by The Rev. Jonathan B. Appleyard, Rector of St. Saviour's Parish, Bar Harbor, ME