How does this work, I wonder? I just got off the phone with my kitchen gadget hostess/new church friend and she told me that on Pentecost, they are deconsecrating her church. In my mind, I imagine taking the crosses and other religious symbols, stripping the altar (like on Maundy Thursday) and maybe sending up some incense. I can't imagine what that will be like for the people who have been going to that church for years, for a lifetime. Some of the parishoners are from families who have been members for generations.
Please comfort your children in their pain and loss. They seek you. They know you in one another. They listen for you in their choir and their pulpit, at coffee hour and bible study. I pray that they find peace in the midst of their sadness. I pray that they see your face in places they don't expect it...
The altars may be stripped,
the bibles taken away,
you are now and will always be
present in that church,