Lament for a Son - Section 3: p. 28-37 Summary & Analysis

Nicholas Wolterstorff
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Section 3: p. 28-37 Summary and Analysis

The narrator assembles his family to tell them that though Eric is gone, they must live their lives the same as if Eric is still with them. This means not forgetting Eric. According to the Christian and Jewish way of life, remembrance of the past is important because mankind finds God in history. Eric's life is a gift that must be remembered. The family decides to leave Eric's belongings out on display as a memorial. The narrator finds a list of things that Eric planned to do. Humans plan, but death means that many things will never be done. The Gospels do not console the narrator because he did not forget about the resurrection. Although he knows that Eric is in eternity, he cannot be with Eric anymore during his life. Death becomes the enemy by taking...

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