A life well lived….

james shone

By James Shone

I was lucky enough to attend the funeral of a truly remarkable human being today. It took place in Bath Abbey which was utterly packed out with people of all ages and from all walks of life. This man, Chris Rodgers, was not wildly charismatic, cool, funny nor was he dynamic. So what was it about him that led to such an extraordinary outpouring today. His 4 children all did a eulogy and all made reference to the fact that he ‘always looked for the good’ in people. In essence he simply loved others. He wasn’t here to judge or gain advantage over others, he just loved them. I would have thought that every one of us in the Abbey today would have said the same thing about him. His attitude of love was utterly authentic.
How do we want to be remembered?

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