Friday, July 10, 2015
The Life Well Lived
This was a scholar's funeral but what came through was not the quality of educational scholarship (excellent though that was) but the quality of the man who emerged through that scholarship: the puffery of ego seemed entirely absent and in its place the love of learning and the love of people - generously given and, as was obvious yesterday, generously remembered and returned.
Of course I had seen David in the Cathedral many times. Mainly I had observed him from the Dean's stall as he had stood by the Robinson Porch as a sidesman and welcomed people with that kindly smile that revealed something of his essence.
The text we read was John 14:1-6 with its generous vision of God and of the Christ who is our way, our truth and our life: one caught a sense of Christ in David. May he rest in peace and rise in glory. Vale David!