Have you noticed the sense of peace you get when visiting a cemetery? Is it because everyone here is resting?
How about the names given to the burial places where our loved ones rest? Some certainly do not give a hint of peace…names like boneyard, necropolis, city or village of the dead and graveyards, brings to mind anything but peace. But if you change the names to churchyard, God’s acre or potter’s field, the resting place sounds more a peaceful again.
My youngest son commented how peaceful our hometown, potter’s field, felt as we walked through it and he took a few–no, make that oodles of photos of tombstones, unusual grave decorations and several of this beautiful lady …
is the Latin prayer said at the end of a burial service and translates to…
May his/her soul and the souls of all the departed faithful by God’s mercy rest in peace. Amen.
Let us remember those resting in peace but more importantly, let us continue to live in the giving spirit so when our work is complete, we can find our own resting place in God’s acre filled with abundant peace from above.
Inspiration: Weekly Photo Challenge: Peaceful