This afternoon, 15 August 2022, the Frederick Buechner society posted the announcement below.
This is a loss that I and thousands others will feel deeply. His writings and reflections led me to examine and express my faith more clearly than ever and I am forever thankful that I accidentally discovered his work.
This world, as he taught us, is where we find beautiful and terrible things…and the grace of God.
“The grace of God means something like: ‘Here is your life. You might never have been, but you are, because the party wouldn’t have been complete without you. Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid. I am with you. Nothing can ever separate us. It’s for you I created the universe. I love you.’”
Thank you Mr. Buechner. May light perpetual shine upon you. ✠