“This is a great day, it is better than all the other days of my life, for today my soul departs from bodily suffering and goes to rest in its heavenly habitation. Today my body will find respite from its many labors and illnesses. Today the light of my rest will receive me.” – Saint Mark of Thrace
Lord, let us find pure rest in You from the labors of our lives. Give us Your beautiful peace. As our end draws to a close, let us be found standing. Beaten and tattered. Bruised and broken. Yet still standing.