We are better witness to the world when we aren’t all the same in background, belief and behavior and yet we still live into the call to love God and love others together as the church.
Disagreement among people is common. Often it turns into outright conflict. Communication is very powerful and it can hurt as well as heal when proper purposes and direction as God, in creation, intended for communication have been violated.
Nothing can separate us from the love of God. Not cancer, not death, not doubts...
If we see any light, which is almost every moment of our lives, we are seeing a representation of Jesus Christ as creator, healer, and redeemer. The truth that Jesus is the light of the world is there all the time for us to see.
As a funeral home director, I have the privilege of walking with many families through the process of death. I can assure you that everyone is different.
Spending time with those who have recently lost a loved one, suddenly or slowly is to find yourself in the presence of God.