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A Random Deed of Mercy

... And They Didn't Even Know Her

After a long illness, my dear friend's mother died. No one was surprised. There were many remarkable things that happened upon her death. But the one that stays with me most is how people who had never even met my friend's mother came to the wake. The line was out the door. They came because of their love for my friend. They wished to support her and encourage her to be strong and persevere in faith. This meant more to my dear friend than you can ever know.

I encourage all people to be attuned to those you know who have just suffered the loss of a loved one. Please find the time to show your respect for the deceased, even if you never met them. It's amazing how meaningful this small deed of mercy can be for the survivors.

— Florence

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