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A message from Reverend Heidi Prince

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Lord, so teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.”

Last month we said goodbye to Mim Heath.

Mim played a big part in the life of the Church in Llantilio Crossenny for many years. Always ready to help, in whatever way was needed, she was one of that group of special people whose quiet work behind the scenes stemmed from her deep faith. We will miss her.

A short while after Mim’s funeral, someone said to me, “People wouldn’t believe that this could happen in 2018.”

And I know what they meant.

A whole community came together and filled a country church, so that they could be with their friend, and show her respect and love on her final journey.

Members of the W.I. worked tirelessly to put on a spread that they felt would do justice to someone who had so often done the same thing for her friends and their families over the years.

To people living in towns and cities across the country, this would have seemed like a glimpse of the past, of a world long gone.

Except it was here; and now.

In a strange way, it filled me with great hope, and I found it both beautiful and humbling.

It was a reminder, if we needed one, that, at the end of the day what really matters is the love with which we live our lives.

Nothing more, nothing less.

Every moment is important, every day matters.

This is the beginning of a new day.

God has given me this day to use as I will.

I can waste it or grow in its light and be of service to others.

But what I do with this day is important because

I have exchanged a day of my life it.

When tomorrow comes, today will be gone forever.

I hope I will not regret the price I paid for it.”

With every blessing,

Revd. Heidi, Llantilio Vicarage

llantiliovicar@aol.com

01600 780240

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