There’s an old Spanish saying, “Recordar es vivir” (to remember is to live). Our family uses this expression to recall special events.
“Recordar es vivir!” Come together with family and friends to remember those who died. Share their stories. Share the truths they have taught you. Delight in your memory of them and in the knowledge that one day you will all be together in the communion of saints.
“Recordar es vivir!” Remember and celebrate your family’s and your friends’ accomplishments and milestones. To remember is to live!
This is adapted from “Celebration,” a devotion found in Living from the Heart of God: A Journal for Life’s Stages, published by Women of the ELCA in 2007.