UPDATE: Malcolm Boyd has died
From Bishop Bruno: It is with a full heart that I write to notify you of the death this afternoon of the Rev. Canon Malcolm Boyd, writer-in-residence of the Diocese of Los Angeles, as a result of severe complications of pneumonia.
From the Diocese of Los Angeles:
“Are you running with me, Jesus?”
“‘Going gently…’ The Rev. Canon Malcolm Boyd — whose writings on
holy dying include this title adapted from the poetry of Dylan Thomas
— today has entered private hospice care due to severe complications
of pneumonia. Bishop Jon Bruno requests continuing prayers for
Malcolm, who is resting peacefully, and for his life partner, Mark
“While Malcolm, 91, can no longer receive visitors, we his friends are
invited to join in his most familiar prayer: ‘It’s morning, Jesus.
It’s morning, and here’s that light and sound all over again.
‘I’ve got to move fast . . . get into the bathroom, wash up, grab a
bite to eat, and run some more.
‘I just don’t feel like it. What I really want to do is get back into
bed, pull up the covers, and sleep, and here I’ve got to run all over
‘Where am I running? You know these things I can’t understand. It’s
not that I need to have you tell me. What counts most is just that
somebody knows, and it’s you. That helps a lot.
‘So I’ll follow along, OK? But lead, please. Now I’ve got to run. Are
you running with me, Jesus?'” ~ via Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles