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‘We are safe in his arms’

The Revd Graham Jones speaks to Miriam O’Callaghan

The Revd Graham Jones (left) and his brother, the Revd Rob Jones.
The Revd Graham Jones (left) and his brother, the Revd Rob Jones.

Dublin–based Church of Ireland priest, the Revd Graham Jones, his wife Louise and his brother, the Revd Rob Jones, were interviewed on ‘Sunday with Miriam’ on RTE Radio One on Sunday morning (December 2).

They talked honestly and openly about how Graham’s terminal cancer diagnosis has impacted them and how their faith has helped them through a time which Louise described as “devastatingly beautiful” in terms of the strengthening of relationships they have experienced.

When asked how Graham’s faith has helped him he answered: “I don’t want it to sound as if there is a magic wand. There is real suffering. There is real pain. There are real tears. There is heart brokenness. Yet in some way God will allow the joy to come through because of trusting in him … We are safe, we are safe in his arms”.

If you missed the interview you can listen back here on the RTE Radio Player and on show’s podcast page.

Graham was ordained to the priesthood on Sunday November 11 in St Catherine’s Church, Thomas Street, in Dublin. Rob is the Rector of Rathmines with Harold’s Cross.