A Quaker Memorial Worship

A Quaker Memorial Worship

One Buffalo Quaker quoted first Corinthians how
`It’s only love that guides our voices today
because as Corinthians says
`If I have the gift of prophecy
and can fathom all mysteries
and all knowledge,
and if I have a faith
that can move mountains,
but do not have love,
I am nothing.’

The speaker insisted
`love never fails —
people needed to listen
to Diana’s family and to her life —
her loss is a deep rent in our community.`

A young man said
he loved to see her in our worship meeting
as she looked around at us,
sitting in her mother’s lap,
flapping her arms at times,
perfectly contented in our silence.
Thank you, God, for her life
without sin or blemish,
perfect in every way
in the sight of the Divine Presence.

Another speaker remembered Isaiah
how a little child will lead us.

Isn’t this a great mystery after all
as we open to the influence of the Spirit in our lives?

As we remember her life,
isn’t it fit to recall our own faith
and how we continue to remain, open,
expectant, breathing in the Divine together?