Denver narrates that the following May, they dedicate the cemetery with a small ceremony. Denver stands to speak a few words and shares that even though most people don’t feel like thanking God in the midst of loss, “sometimes God does things that hurts us but they help somebody else.” He continues to share that every ending is a new beginning, just as Deborah’s body died but her spirit lives on. Ron nods in affirmation.
Once again, Denver demonstrates a practical, spiritual wisdom that is beyond Ron’s level and even becomes an important resource to him. This again suggests that there is redemptive potential in every human being to be a benefit to others and society, whether they were enslaved, poor, homeless, drunk, or wealthy.