Father Mychal Judge was a Franciscan friar and a chaplain to the New York City Fire Department. He died in the North Tower from the debris that flew in when the South Tower collapsed. Father Judge had left instructions that Father Michael Duffy deliver the homily at his funeral. Here is a beautiful tribute that Father Duffy offered on behalf of his friend:
“And so, this morning we come to bury Myke Judge’s body, but not his spirit. We come to bury his voice, but not his message. We come to bury his hands, but not his good works. We come to bury his heart, but not his love. Never his love.”
You can read the entire story at this link (which you might have to copy and paste because I’m having trouble figuring this linking stuff out!):
Father Mychal Judge Tribute: http://www.npr.org/2011/09/09/140293993/slain-priest-bury-his-heart-but-not-his-love?sc=tw&cc=share
Beautifully said, Father Duffy!