Wednesday, January 18, 2012
On the death of my friend's partner...
I have a friend who lost her partner last week.
She and her partner lived together, laughed together, worked together, ate together, drank together, celebrated together, sorrowed together, planned together, volunteered together, traveled together, served together, played together, and made love together.
Together they found joy.
But now my friend is alone. Grieving.
God said, "It is not good for man[kind] to be alone."
My bishop told me that if I want to remain a Saint in good standing, I must live alone, laugh alone, work alone, eat alone, drink alone, celebrate alone, sorrow alone, plan alone, volunteer alone, travel alone, serve alone, play alone. And at night I must remain alone....
God said, “Men are that they might have joy.”
Is it possible for men to find joy, alone? Perhaps...
But even God has a companion.