FOR MIKE LEUTHE
Dear God, we give back
to You the servant
whom You gave to us.
Just as You did not lose him in giving,
so we have not lost him forever
by his return to You.
We know that love is immortal,
life is eternal,
death is only a horizon,
and a horizon is nothing
but the limit of our earthly sight.
Lift us up, O God, that
we may see further.
Cleanse our eyes
that we may see more clearly. Open our hearts with a glimmer
of eternity, so that we may love and support one another more fully
Draw us more closely
to You, that we may find ourselves nearer to our beloved
who are with You.
Where they are, and where You are,
may we one day be.
May 16, 1992, by Donn B. Murphy
xxMemorial Service for Spartan Mike
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