Friday, August 12, 2011

Death

It's strange isn't it how the death of someone can show us life from a different perspective.

And more acutely it shows how weak we are!  We are infinitely weak in our suffering.  A suffering that shouldn't be felt as acute as it does because after all that loved one has gone to a better place- to find peace and happiness and no more pain.  And yet we feel that loss as if it is the end of our world and for a good while till we get used to the 'new life' it is!  We simply do not have it in us to let go of that person.

Death also shows us through the suffering of others what it will be in store for us when our time comes to mourn.  It also details us that maybe we should plan more for our own death.  To maybe facilitate the process our loved ones have to go through when we go.  It squeezes all of our reserves into that final farewell. 

The pain so real that fills my heart right now is however not for the dead but the living and I wonder when my time comes to say my farewells if I will be able to actually let go and be happy knowing they have reached their intended destination to now start living the life of carefree abundance.

The meaning of life?  We have to suffer a lot because that suffering moulds us to become more near to our Lord and be worthy of living by his side eternally.  Of course life has its long moments of happiness.  Pockets of paradise to help us through.  Death is not the end really but the beginning and yet in our blind suffering we simply forget.

May God bring peace in the suffering hearts of my family.

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Friday, August 12, 2011

Death

It's strange isn't it how the death of someone can show us life from a different perspective.

And more acutely it shows how weak we are!  We are infinitely weak in our suffering.  A suffering that shouldn't be felt as acute as it does because after all that loved one has gone to a better place- to find peace and happiness and no more pain.  And yet we feel that loss as if it is the end of our world and for a good while till we get used to the 'new life' it is!  We simply do not have it in us to let go of that person.

Death also shows us through the suffering of others what it will be in store for us when our time comes to mourn.  It also details us that maybe we should plan more for our own death.  To maybe facilitate the process our loved ones have to go through when we go.  It squeezes all of our reserves into that final farewell. 

The pain so real that fills my heart right now is however not for the dead but the living and I wonder when my time comes to say my farewells if I will be able to actually let go and be happy knowing they have reached their intended destination to now start living the life of carefree abundance.

The meaning of life?  We have to suffer a lot because that suffering moulds us to become more near to our Lord and be worthy of living by his side eternally.  Of course life has its long moments of happiness.  Pockets of paradise to help us through.  Death is not the end really but the beginning and yet in our blind suffering we simply forget.

May God bring peace in the suffering hearts of my family.

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