Back to work, though still doing a fraction of my previous work load I have been given another funeral this week....for the father of a friend.
Yesterday we talked the service through and agreed on hymns before sorting out the readings....
It was important for the family to reflect their fathers early life. He was a Scot.
I found a lovely poem by Rabbi Burns which I'd not come across before.
" Epitaph for a friend
An honest man here lies at rest.
The friend of man, the friend of truth,
The friend of age and guide of youth
Few hearts like his with virtue warmed
Few heads with knowledge so informed
If there's another world he lives in bliss
If there is none, he made the best of this. "
Fits the bill perfectly.