Last night my Dad told those gathered around him, “I don’t want to be a burden.”
This morning, I read from Henry Nouwen’s, Adam’s Peace.
“Adam can do nothing. He is completely dependent on others. His gift is purely being with us. Adam’s peace is first of all a peace rooted in being. Being is more important than doing. How simple a truth, but how hard to live. Do not give up working for peace. But remember that the peace you seek is not of this world…Keep your eyes on the one who refuses to turn stones into bread, jump from great heights or rule with great temporal power.”
Last night, Greg told Dad that we are here for as long as we need to be here for him. This morning, Greg preached about being a servant. And he helped get Dad out of bed and dress his wounds and clean him.
Watching Papa get old has not been easy. Last night he said to his children and wife, “I am ready to go home. Pray for me to have an easy transition.” We prayed together and sang the last song Terrel remembers his Dad leading, Walking Alone at Eve.