In memory of all who have died as the result of recent violence, wherever they may be:
Nothing is more certain than death and nothing is more uncertain than the day and hour of our death. The great folly of worldlings consists in putting the thought of death far from them, and acting as if they were to live forever.
~ Flowers from the Garden of St. Francis
Our little systems have their day;
They have their day and cease to be:
They are but broken lights of Thee,
And thou, O Lord, art more than they.
~ from In Memoriam A.H.H. by Tennyson
The grass withers, the flower fades,
But the word of our God stands forever.
~ Isaiah 40:8 (NKJV)
For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
~ John 3:17
“O Death, where is your sting?
O Hades, where is your victory?”
The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
~ 1 Corinthians 15:55-57
Picture by Manfred Heyde – Own work, GFDL