My cousin Gloria will likely pass away today. I thought of these words of Wendell Berry's:
“Those who wish to see Him must see Him in the poor, the hungry, and hurt, the wordless creatures, the groaning and travailing beautiful world.... We are too tightly tangled together to be able to separate ourselves from one another either by good or by evil. We all are involved in all and any good, and in all and any evil. For any sin, we all suffer. That is why our suffering is endless. It is why God grieves and Christ’s wounds still are bleeding” (Jayber Crow, p. 295).