After all, your brothers have the strongest faith that you are somewhere up there. So very happy with Jesus.
And your #3 bro. was the one whom had prayed for you each night after your passing. Each night before bedtime, he would say this:
“Dear Jesus, please let Vincent play in your giant playground (Heavenly Kingdom) and give me a new baby brother. Amen.”
10 months after, we indeed have a new baby for us to play with. Matthew never took your place but is an individual on his own.
If we are lucky, tonight we may find the peddlar selling helium balloons at Gurney Drive. And we will release them, in memory of you.
Oh yes, we celebrate mass this morning and the message we got is to rejoice. And rejoice, we did. Though we do not see you, you are very much part of our lives, Vincent.
(Bible verses copy and paste from Biblegateway.com)
John 14:15-21 (New International Version)
Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit
15 If you love me, you will obey what I command. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you foreverâ€” 17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19 Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. 20 On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. 21 Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him.”