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What really matters

R. H. and I have never met, but I am absolutely heart­bro­ken after read­ing about the news of his beau­ti­ful baby Rebecca’s passing.

Read his post, Who it’s really about.

I was going to write today about the usual Amer­i­can and Latin Amer­i­can pol­i­tics, but … pol­i­tics, money, jobs, cul­ture, are all ephemeral.

This is what life is really about,

Many of us spend a large part of our adult lives influ­enc­ing, or try­ing to influ­ence, those around us. We read books, we devise argu­ments, we make Pow­er­Point pre­sen­ta­tions, and we argue on Face­book. And yet here I had a lit­tle girl, not even a year old, who came into my life and changed every­one around her, includ­ing peo­ple she never met. Her bro­ken heart was chang­ing those with hard­ened hearts.

The Lord called beau­ti­ful Rebecca to his side, and her short life has affected many of us, even when we haven’t met. That a child so young can help so many is indeed a miracle.

From the Book of Com­mon Prayer, we pray for consolation,

O mer­ci­ful Father, who hast taught us in thy holy Word that thou dost not will­ingly afflict or grieve the chil­dren of men: Look with pity upon the sor­rows of thy ser­vant for whom our prayers are offered. Remem­ber him, O Lord, in mercy, nour­ish his soul with patience, com­fort him with a sense of thy good­ness, lift up thy coun­te­nance upon him, and give him peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

And, as we go on our daily lives, may we find joy in what really matters.

Fausta Rodríguez Wertz posts on U.S. and Latin Amer­ica at Fausta’s blog.

R. H. and I have never met, but I am absolutely heartbroken after reading about the news of his beautiful baby Rebecca’s passing.

Read his post, Who it’s really about.

I was going to write today about the usual American and Latin American politics, but . . . politics, money, jobs, culture, are all ephemeral.

This is what life is really about,

Many of us spend a large part of our adult lives influencing, or trying to influence, those around us.  We read books, we devise arguments, we make PowerPoint presentations, and we argue on Facebook.  And yet here I had a little girl, not even a year old, who came into my life and changed everyone around her, including people she never met.  Her broken heart was changing those with hardened hearts.

The Lord called beautiful Rebecca to his side, and her short life has affected many of us, even when we haven’t met. That a child so young can help so many is indeed a miracle.

From the Book of Common Prayer, we pray for consolation,

O merciful Father, who hast taught us in thy holy Word that thou dost not willingly afflict or grieve the children of men: Look with pity upon the sorrows of thy servant for whom our prayers are offered. Remember him, O Lord, in mercy, nourish his soul with patience, comfort him with a sense of thy goodness, lift up thy countenance upon him, and give him peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

And, as we go on our daily lives, may we find joy in what really matters.

Fausta Rodríguez Wertz posts on U.S. and Latin America at Fausta’s blog.