Sunday, June 6, 2010

The Ones We Love

The words of William Sloane Coffin, whose son Alex died at age 24 in a car crash.

Tired of hearing well-meaning friends say, “It is the will of God,” he responded with this: “My own consolation lies in knowing that it was not the will of God that Alex die. That when the waves closed over the sinking car, God’s heart was the first to break."

I posted this quote about a year ago. It didn't occur to me then to wonder: how do people go on when even god's heart is breaking.

Peace be with you, and with my family.


  1. My deepest condolences, Rachel. Peace to you and your family.

  2. I don't know what's going on but it doesn't sound good. All my thoughts and prayers with you, and bless Alex' dad for expressing himself so poignantly and elegantly.

  3. Thinking about you, my friend.

  4. Many thanks for the kinds words. They mean quite a lot to me and my family.