Final Blessing

When I, Abel, view the whole, the complete tapestry of my four grandchildren, I bless them and their memory although I could not give to any of the them the precious birthright. There are, however, strong threads in this family tapestry in spite of the discordant strands.

It is now my fervent hope, that you of the following generations will look upon these tapestries as weavings of strong cords, a mixed heritage to appreciate and to understand. Then I hope, with God’s help, you will be able to develop your own tapestries with patterns of blessings.

Now, for our descendants, I shall invoke a Psalm of David as my prayer:

Behold, how good and how pleasant for brethren to dwell together in unity….As the dew of Herman, and the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life forevermore.