Goodbye to sadness

Three good friends of mine passed away recently. To my surprise, I found within myself an unshaken confidence that they were going on to good things, inseparable from divine Love and Life. This hasn’t always been the case with me, and so this comment by Fenella Bennetts in her article “Celebrating those we love” (p. 4) has had special meaning: “We begin to discover that death is not an end, but simply a change, and that a love greater than anything we can possibly imagine is caring for those we love right now.” 

In writing of her mother’s passing (p. 6), Linda L. Berckmann had to address grief from another standpoint, one that led her to realize “eternity is not only for me and my mother, but also for all God’s creation.”

And Beverly DeWindt, who was troubled by thoughts of her husband’s death in a plane crash, prayed until she could see, that “my husband really was always in God’s care, and I needed to focus on that rather than on the event” (p. 8).

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Paying tribute to those we love
December 3, 2012

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