Tuesday, June 28, 2011

He Walks in Beauty

Now Athos will see beauty all around him, and join his tenor voice and his violin to the music of the stars and the communion of saints in everlasting praise of our Holy and Triune God.

Thanks be to God for the life of Jeffry Leonard Morris Hendrix, born December 14, 1954, died June 28, 2011.

Posted by God's Weaver, his wife Mochel Morris


Frank said...

Peace be with you. "Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted."


melster said...

For Mrs. Athos, thank you for sharing. Deepest sympathies on your loss:

For the Dying

© John O'Donohue

May death come gently toward you,

Leaving you time to make your way

Through the cold embrace of fear

To the place of inner tranquility.

May death arrive only after a long life

To find you at home among your own

With every comfort and care you require

May your leave taking be gracious,

Enabling you to hold dignity

Through awkwardness and illness.

May you see the reflection

Of your life's kindness and beauty

In all the tears that fall for you.

As your eyes focus on each face,

May your soul take its imprint,

Drawing each image within

As companion for the journey.

May you find for each one you love

A different locket of jeweled words

To be worn around the heart

To warm your absence.

May someone who knows and loves

The complex village of your heart

Be there to echo you back to yourself

And create a sure word-raft

To carry you to the further shore.

May your spirit feel

The surge of true delight

When the veil of the visible

Is raised, and you glimpse again

The living faces

Of departed family and friends.

May there be some beautiful surprise

Waiting for you inside death,

Something you never knew or felt,

Which with one simple touch,

Absolves you of all loneliness and loss,

As you quicken within the embrace

For which your soul was eternally made.

May your heart be speechless

At the sight of the truth

Of all belief had hoped,

Your heart breathless

In the light and lightness

Where each and everything

Is at last its true self.

Within the serene belonging

That dwells beside us

On the other side

Of what we see.

John O’Donohue, J. (2008). To Bless the Space Between Us. New York: Doubleday,www.johnodonohue.com

Gil Bailie said...

You, Jeff and your family remain in our prayers. All who knew Jeff have been made better by his extraordinary example.

TH2 said...

Mrs. Morris: Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss. "Chronicles of Atlantis" was always a way-station in the blogosphere. Be assured of my prayers for "Athos". Respectfully, TH2.

kiwiclapton said...

I thought something must have been up, I visit this site everyday and there had been no posts for awhile.

I'm sad to hear the news. I will pray for him and I'll miss the posts too.

God bless you and your family.

Regards Andrew - from New Zealand.

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Porthos said...

RIP, bro. Always depended on your prayers. Still do.

Matthew Taylor
Nagoya, Japan