I just discovered that Rev. Jerry Falwell died today. I am saddened that this man died. I pray for his family and loved ones. I pray that God receives him in grace and compassion. I also pray that the hate, damnation, and venom this man spit during his life time mat be healed and that the gospel message of love and service to creation is heard louder than this mans segregationist, homophobic, racist, elitist, sexist, oppressive voice was ever heard.
God loves Jerry. God welcomes Jerry into the Kingdom. God loves all of creation. God welcomes all to the Kingdom.
I seek forgiveness from God in thinking horrible thoughts about you. I did not respect you in life. I do not respect you in death. I need to be forgiven for this.
“Merciful God Creator of spirit and flesh, who has tamed death and subjugated the evil which dampens our souls. You who have given life unto Your Word we beseech You for eternal rest to the soul of Your departed servant, in a place of brightness, in a place of true life, in a place of renewal, from whence all pain, sorrow, and sighing, have fled.
In your infinite mercy receive your beloved child, Jerry Falwell. In your mysterious grace pardon every transgression, which may have been committed, whether by word or deed or thought. As you have instructed us in Jesus Christ, there is no one who lives and does not commit a sin. You only are without sin, Your righteousness is everlasting, and Your word is the Truth that sustains us.
For You are the Resurrection, and the Life, and the vessel of our reconciliation. In You we are absent of estrangement from our beloved Creator. To you alone we place our departed servant, O Christ our God, and unto You we proclaim all glory, together with our eternal Creator, and Your Most Holy, and Good, and Life-giving Spirit, now and forever, and for the ages to come.” Amen
“May our gracious and merciful Lord, who rose from the dead, Christ, our True God, through the intercessions of His Holy Mother and of all the Saints, establish the soul of His departed servant in the mansions of the righteous; give rest in the bosom of Abraham, and number his soul among the just, and have mercy upon us and save us”.
Eternal be Your memory.