I've experienced the death of loved ones and it is always difficult. At this current time, there is an overwhelming number of deaths of loved ones coming all-to-close together. I feel disturbed, but at the same time, spared, because of those around the world who suffer the losses of ones close to them in the name of Our Lord.
There are missionaries, converts, and proselytes who accept Christ and suffer as a result. My personal losses are minuscule by comparison. But the loss of even one soldier of Christ is worthy of lifting up. I do this with a woman named Lucielle. She's gone now but she never stopped sharing the Good News with anyone who would listen. Lucielle rocked. I hope to rock like she did.
It is good to reflect on the lives of those who influenced us...good...very good.