The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby told mourners at Westminster Abbey to “follow the Queen’s example, and inspiration of trust and faith in God, can with her say: ‘We will meet again’.”
Welby said that the grief of the Queen’s funeral will be felt across the world which comes from Queen Elizabeth II’s “abundant life and loving service” which is sadly “now gone from us.”
The Archbishop of Canterbury said in sermon, “People of loving service are rare in any walk of life. Leaders of loving service are still rarer.
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“But in all cases those who serve will be loved and remembered when those who cling to power and privileges are long forgotten.
“The grief of this day – felt not only by the late Queen’s family but all round the nation, Commonwealth and world – arises from her abundant life and loving service, now gone from us.
“She was joyful, present to so many, touching a multitude of lives.”
He added, “May God heal their sorrow, may the gap left in their lives be marked with memories of joy and life.
“We will all face the merciful judgment of God: we can all share the Queen’s hope which in life and death inspired her servant leadership. Service in life, hope in death.
“All who follow the Queen’s example, and inspiration of trust and faith in God, can with her say: ‘We will meet again’.”
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