Think About It
- Simply being with the dying and accompanying them in the end of life journey is a privilege that most of us are called to personally at some stage of our life time or at least to witness closely. Recall such an experience and reflect on your awareness of the presence of God or the comfort of your faith during this time.
- “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God and trust in me. There are many rooms in my Father’s house…. and I will go and prepare a place for you.” (Jn 14) While we don’t know for sure what lies ahead for each of us after death, such images of heaven can be of comfort and solace to those who grieve. So too can the action of praying to the communion of saints who have gone before us, or for the lost who seemed to die estranged from God. What is your lived experience/faith encounter in processing the mystery of death and eternal life?
- What ways might you embrace this spiritual act of mercy in the year ahead?