Death is not the end. God waits for us. The merciful God that we love will not hold our sins against us. Even in our grief and mourning for those we love who have died, we have a hope to hold onto: Jesus has gone ahead of us, and prepares a place for us.
This sermon was preached on November 4, 2018 and the readings it was based on can be found here. It was preached at Trinity Episcopal Church in Warsaw, NY by the Rev. Sare Liz Anuszkiewicz.