Today I attended the memorial service for the Rev. Alan Jordan, a priest of this diocese for many years. Fr. Alan was 90 years old, and had served in many parishes in our diocese. The memorial service was well attended, and many people shared their memories of this soft-spoken, caring father figure.
During the service, I thought about the communion of saints, the souls of all human beings somehow gathered by Jesus in one communion of love and grace. No one is left out and all are blessed. The living and the dead (including my dad) are joined together in one community of love.
The Rt. Rev. Greg Rickel presided and the Rev. Mike Morrissey preached. I made this sketch during the sermon.