The other life

Frank Boulton believes we should strive for a life of love, grace and truth

I am one of the ‘bereaved people who may see, hear or vividly dream about their loved ones’ that Angela Howard wrote about in an article, ‘An eternity before us’, which was published recently in the Friend (9 January).

I endorse the appeal made by Angela that Friends with such experiences should be able to speak openly in Meeting and be heard with respect. Twenty-seven years ago my late and much loved wife, who introduced me to Quakers, died suddenly after we had been together a mere thirty months, leaving me with our very young son and her teenage children. I then had several vivid experiences, hearing her voice and feeling comforted: they have not gone completely away.

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