“As I asked those who were in pastoral ministry, ‘what’s your biggest challenge?’ a lot of them said ‘dealing with death.'” -J.Todd Billings
Ash Wednesday offers to us a lifetime of days and to receive this gift, we only need to look at the birds, to be like them in their nesting and in their singing.
Nothing can separate us from the love of God. Not cancer, not death, not doubts…
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.
Part of the reason we yearn to die well is our desire to create comfort for ourselves even in death. Our mistake is in believing we can muster up this comfort in our own strength and works, as if we were the ones who conquered death.