[Springboard] [Oe List ...] Ron Griffith - Journey On

Rod Rippel rodrippel at cox.net
Sat Mar 14 20:34:04 EDT 2009

Beret;  Thanks to you and Ron for inviting me into your lives in the final months of Ron's Journey. Grace and Peace.  Rod Rippel
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Beret Griffith 
  To: dialogue at wedgeblade.net ; oe at wedgeblade.net ; springboard at wedgeblade.net 
  Sent: Friday, March 13, 2009 4:44 PM
  Subject: [Oe List ...] Ron Griffith - Journey On

  Dear friends and colleagues,

  Ron died peacefully on Thursday, March 12 at 12:35 am. We sat with him throughout his Big Journey.

  Thank you for your care for us over the past nine months.
  Grace and Peace,


  On the day I die, when I'm being carried
  toward the grave, don't weep. Don't say,

  'He's gone!  He's gone."  Death has nothing
  to do with going away. The sun sets and

  the moon sets, but they're not gone.
  Death is a coming together. The tomb

  looks like a prison, but it's really
  release from union. The human seed goes

  down in the ground like a bucket into
  the well where Joseph is. It grows and

  comes up full of some unimagined beauty
  Your mouth closes here and immediately

  opens with a shout of joy there.

  Jelaluddin Rumi
  13th Century Persia 

  A service will be held on Saturday, March 28, 11:00 am at the United Methodist Church, 1401 South Maple Street, Northfield, Minnesota.  Visitation will be held on Friday evening 4 - 7pm in the church Reception Room and again 10:00 - 11:00am before the service. A luncheon will follow in the Fellowship Room. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Ron Griffith Young Leaders Fund are preferred. Information is available on www.northfieldymca.org 

  Sue Laxdal will be talking about Ron's life in the O:E/EI/ICA community during the service. If you have any stories to share we'd love to hear them. Stefan Laxdal will be the story telling guide during the luncheon.

  There will be a link to his complete obituary on Saturday, March 21, 2009 


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