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In Memoriam: Chris Mitchell (1950-2014)

“We cannot understand. The best is perhaps what we understand least.”
― C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed

I am Resurrection and I am Life, says the Lord.
Whoever has faith in me shall have life,
even though he die.
And everyone who has life,
and has committed himself to me in faith,
shall not die for ever.
As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives
and that at the last he will stand upon the earth. 
After my awaking, he will raise me up;
and in my body I shall see God.
I myself shall see, and my eyes behold him
who is my friend and not a stranger.
For none of us has life in himself,
and none becomes his own master when he dies. 
For if we have life, we are alive in the Lord, 
and if we die, we die in the Lord.
So, then, whether we live or die,
we are the Lord’s possession.

O God, who by the glorious resurrection of your Son Jesus 
Christ destroyed death, and brought life and immortality to 
light: Grant that your servant Chris, being raised with him, may 
know the strength of his presence, and rejoice in his eternal 
glory; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one 
God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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