Walk Good Dread ... Amazing how your words provide the comfort needed in this time "In the Beatitudes, it is written ''Blessed are they that Mourn.'' The human life experience is a mixed blessing. It is expected that someday we will bury our parents yet we would wish for them an immortal state.... it is expected that some day also we will cease to exist in this bodily state.... There is an impeding sorrow wrapped up in the gift of life. What we do in our life matters, whether we make peace or war, whether we affirm God or denounce him... whether we improve or regress with our children. Life is a forward thrust... everyday life has to be met with a degree of thankfulness. To live in hope makes our tragedies bearable and when we think of our parents we wonder at how high they stand in our consciousness in their mastery of life. So mourning turns to gladness when we accept our memories be they many or few and find that there is always a space of forgiveness in the heart and that is God within Us." H.A.C.