With sadness I share the news that Rev. Kelly Allen passed from this life yesterday morning. I was able to attend the worship service at University Presbyterian Church. While there was much mourning there wass also much gratitude for the opportunity to know an individual like Kelly. I knew her only briefly, but I could tell in a few short weeks that she was beloved by many. One person remarked to me that in the past he has often, only half-jokingly, admitted that without Kelly he didn't know if he could be a Christian. I heard a lot of that yesterday: many people saw Jesus in her. She was beloved in interfaith circles as well, being a huge part of what we are doing at The SoL Center of San Antonio. She will be missed.
"In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God....For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
(Rom. 8:26-27, 38-39)