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Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022) who had the longest reign in British history will go down in history as universally loved and one of the greatest monarchs because of her enduring faith, courage, and a life that had dedicated to service, generosity and benevolence.

Because of her refusal to inject politics into her rule, she served as a bridge to bring peace, tolerance and understanding. May God continue to save the Queen as she lives in eternity attested to by the double rainbow above Buckingham Palace upon her passing.

And despite the rupture of relations under her great grandfather King George III (1738-1820) and the consequent American Revolution (1775-1784), there is no greater friendship and fraternity than that between the USA and Great Britain an indelible testament that no rift is too great to forgive and no wound too great that it cannot be healed. May God save and guide King Charles III as he begins his reign during this period of mourning and these uncertain times where the hearts of so many have grown hard and cold. Only a thaw and willingness to listen, understand and respect can bridge the great chasms between peoples and nations and bring much needed healing and peace.

And today as we here in the USA also somberly remember 9/11 as we mourn the Queen's passing, we are reminded her 9/11 message that "Grief is the price we pay for love."

Finally, it is reassuring to remember the message in Isaiah 61:2 that God "comfort[s] all who mourn" and that our "grief will be turned into joy." [John 16:20]
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Ecobird said:

A moving tribute William. Thank you.
Stay well and have a good week
22 months ago

Esther said:

A lovely tribute to her memory.
22 months ago

Günter Klaus said:

Sehr schöne Zeilen hast du gefunden über diese strake Frau lieber William :))

Wünsche noch einen schönen Nachmittag,ganz liebe Grüße Güni :))
22 months ago ( translate )

* ઇઉ * said:

I'd like to simply express my agreement with your words, your message,
and thank you deeply.
Stay well, William.
22 months ago

Andy Rodker said:

Perhaps it takes someone at one a bit removed (ie, not British) to focus on the essentials at a time like this. Beautifully expressed tribite, William! Thank you so much!
22 months ago

Armando Taborda said:

22 months ago ( translate )

William Sutherland said:

Thank you Ecobird, Esther, Gunter, * ઇઉ *, Andy, and Armando! Stay well!
22 months ago

Aus Blue said:

aww is so sad.......RIP Queen Elizabeth 2nd you will be sadly missed by many millions of people who love you .
yes "Grief is the price we pay for love."
22 months ago

Gillian Everett said:

A moving tribute, William.
22 months ago

Marije Aguillo said:

Excelente trabajo y muy a propósito.
22 months ago ( translate )

©UdoSm said:

Well done William...
22 months ago ( translate )

Annemarie said:

nice nice tribute !
22 months ago

William Sutherland said:

Thank you Aus Blue, Gillian, Betty, Marije, Udo, and Annemarie! Stay well!
22 months ago ( translate )

Krisonteme said:

Tout une époque qui part avec elle
Bonne journée
22 months ago ( translate )

Nora Caracci said:

genial compo, exquisite presentation !
happy and healthy week ahead !
22 months ago