"When I give a person
Our fate moved many HEART and so we would like PEOPLE here SPACE give her VOICE To express:
- what did she have on MOST MOVED,
- Which HOPE they drew from our fate.
Also yours VOICE may find its place here! Write to us e-mail!
"As strong as death is love,
their light is like the glow of fire,
the waters cannot extinguish that and the rivers cannot overflow! "
This song has already accompanied Bishop Reinhold Stecher through difficult times.
May the whole Perauer family and all their friends be there too.
How wonderfully Theresia Perauer put it in a nutshell:
"When there are people like us who have to deal with the greatest possible loss, succeed,
to transform our initial anger and sadness into love and compassion,
should this give thought to all those
let the blind and unreflected hatred out into the world! "
“People have always told each other stories in order to pass on a message.
One of the most extraordinary stories in my life
is that of the Perauer family, who also convey a great message! "
I met the Perauer family in early 2019 - three months after Michael's death.
At that time, my husband and I were in a difficult phase of life, but we still felt that the Perauers could use our support😊.
One evening we visited the family - highly motivated to “help”.
We expected to meet three people who were understandably devastated, engulfed in pain, and overwhelmed by grief.
Amazingly, however, three glowing open faces awaited us at the front door, yes - it gave me the impression that something was shining brightly around them.
On that first evening they told us about the past significant months of their lives.
My husband and I both had our mouths open.
Yes! For real! I got this face of bewilderment and astonishment!
Real, living people, in the here and now, told us about their hard stroke of fate, how they were seized by the boundless pain, which rose up in waves of anger and vengeance, and how the most diverse acts of love and compassion put a stop to the storm, and the whole family set out on the path of reconciliation and peace!
That evening, my husband and I sat idle and speechless in the car on the way home.
My heart was filled with words like “miracles, signs from Michi, gratitude” from the family's stories.
Despite the sad reason why we were visiting the family, I was surrounded by a seldom hope!
We weren't the "helpers" 😋, but the ones who were given rich gifts.
It was two and a half years ago that evening, and I can only say: just as special as that evening were all other encounters with Perauers -
To “watch” them on this way is the same feeling for me as looking into a clear, starry sky!
Your message in all of this is clear:
"I WEAR YOU THERE!"
Footprints in the sand
One night I had a dream:
I was walking along the sea with my master.
Before the dark night sky shone
Like side lights, pictures from my life.
And every time I saw two footprints in the sand
my own and that of my master.
When the last picture passed my eyes, I looked back.
I was shocked when I discovered that there was only a trace to be seen at many points in my life.
And those were the hardest
Times of my life.
Concerned, I asked the Lord:
“Lord, when I started to follow you, you promised me that you would be with me in all ways.
But now I discover that in the hardest times of my life there is only a trace in the sand.
Why did you leave me alone when I needed you most? "
Then he replied:
“My dear child, I love you and will never leave you alone, especially not in adversity and difficulties.
Where you only saw a trace
I carried you there. "
"An impressive way!"
First of all, we would like to say how indescribably grateful we are that we were allowed to participate in this very personal path, which - we are sure - will continue to be told and lived.
We have known you (the Perauer family) for a long time, Michi and Patricia went to kindergarten together, and a close friendship developed between our families at that time.
It was a shock when we heard of Michi's tragic death and as hard as you try to feel yourself into the unspeakable loss that such dear friends had to experience here, it is unimaginable!
It was all the more impressive right at the beginning - how you all shared your pain, your handling of "anger".
You have always emphasized:
"Michi wouldn't want us to counter violence with violence!"
and whoever knew Michi knows exactly what you mean.
Anger, anger and hatred that such an act evokes, you have questioned and rejected with an incredibly clear attitude - only love can be stronger!
You always said that you love Michi,
praying and believing in God help
- and we can testify to 100% -
because you don't just talk about
you live it too, you talk about it
and let everyone participate
who are ready.
Through your example, God and prayer play a bigger, more important role in our lives again, because we have experienced through your path and are still experiencing it - how incredibly healing and powerful this attitude can be.
We were able to experience what power is released through love (which overcomes death), prayer and trust in God and how it can strengthen one. What role God can play in life if we only let it.
As much as it hurt to see our dear friends so sad, the more wonderful it is to witness how your path leads you now - and it is so wonderful to experience how enthusiastically you spread this spark of love.
To be able to participate in the creation of the idea for the memorial for Michi and especially the history of the creation of the “Monument of Love” fills us with pride and respect.
Thank you for your role model and your friendship
Claudia and Christoph
"YOU say goodbye to your son who is going to a birthday party, and that's it!"
Crack, done! End!
This is pure horror and no one who has not experienced it can probably even begin to imagine what breaks in you, what powerlessness you fall into and what anger and strife rises in you.
I saw Theresia and Wolfgang for the first time on the day when many people gathered for a funeral march for Michi and I was surprised how honestly and openly Wolfgang talked about his feelings and with what trust in God this family accepted this challenge . I have never before seen someone who, so connected to God, withstands the challenges of life, who transforms hate and lives love.
In the meantime I was able to get to know Theresia and Wolfgang better and their commitment to the Monument of Love touched me very much.
It was only through them that I understood what it means to open oneself to love - even if it tears your heart apart or maybe it is,
because it tears your heart apart
Because you are faced with the decision:
“Do I stay in hate or
do I manage to come into love? "
Finally the realization:
Counts only the love!
Love is bigger than anything else!
If we understand and live that we are free!
Theresia and Wolfgang live it to me again and again.
The "Monument of Love" reminds us:
"That we were all born of the love of God,
that we are all God's children
that we are all ONE and strive for the same! "
May we succeed more and more LOVE in our LIFE pick up!
Then PEACE on the whole WORLD!
"Watch out which wolf YOU feed in YOU!"
- was the statement of the sermon at the resurrection service of the "Perry".
How to deal with negative emotions probably concerns everyone in everyday life, but especially after a stroke of fate.
How the Perauer family, but also the entire environment of Michael “Perry” deal with this tragic event, is difficult to put into words.
The motto is stronger than ever: "LOVE instead of hate!"
To see what comes out of such a reaction, such a way of dealing with the death of Perry, is BEAUTIFUL and ENRICHING.
“The“ Monument to LOVE ”brings you exactly
this probably difficult to understand DEALING with the situation,
but also with other people to the PREVIEW! "
If you look at the sculpture, you will see that and with it the opportunity to do more yourself "LOVE instead of hate" to anchor in your own life.