Recently we were asked to record why we have included the cathedral in our wills. The videographer brought gladiolas to the interview. We explained to him that we chose the community at St Mark’s to help us raise our kids since our families of origin were so far away.
Decades later, we keep this circle of mutual support going, across lifelong needs. For example, today after church, we checked the medical equipment closet to see if there was a walker we could borrow for my mother.
We love these people, the ones we know, the ones we don’t know yet. We include everyone. We describe ourselves as One Body.
And we want this intergenerational care to continue after we die.