Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Dying is...


Dying is a gradual diminishing and final vanishing over thehorizon of life.

When we watch a sailboat leaving port andmoving toward the horizon, it becomes smaller and smalleruntil we can no longer see it.

But we must trust thatsomeone is standing on a faraway shore seeing that samesailboat become larger and larger until it reaches its newharbor.

Death is a painful loss. When we return to ourhomes after a burial, our hearts are in grief.

But when wethink about the One standing at the other shore eagerlywaiting to welcome our beloved friend into a new home, asmile can break through our tears.