Anglican Mainstream: “Uncle Johnnie… a Ten Talent Man” ….. Notes from a Sunshine Funeral

From here.

Others on this website have covered the main outlines of the funeral today of John Stott.  I add a few notes and observations to add further colour.

This was of course a day of sadness and loss, particularly for some.  You could hear the choke in the throat in some of those who paid tributes or gave readings.

But the overriding sense was of a gathering of friends, met to honour the grace of God in what His Honour David Turner described as “a ten talent man” who could see what others could not and also could know how to get there.

This is the real and legitimate joy that should permeate any Christian’s funeral, especially the Rev’d Dr Stott’s.

Read it all.