Posts Tagged ‘care for the dying’

What Lies Beyond

Monday, November 25th, 2013

It is a common experience for people when going to a viewing at a funeral home, thinking how unreal it seems, to look upon the utter stillness and silence of the deceased.  Lying before them is the person they knew and yet it is not.   This unsettling experience often prompts one to reflect. What is […] [Read more]

Protecting the Gift of Life until Natural Death

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Death comes for us all, but it is not for us to decide the hour, we are not the arbiters of life and death. Despite all its limitations and hardships, life on this earth is always a precious gift, the first of many blessings that God bestows upon us. It is the foundation upon which […] [Read more]

“God of mercy, hear our prayers and be merciful to your child, whom you have called from this life”

Monday, November 11th, 2013

None of us like to be sick or injured ourselves, and it is painful when our loved ones are sick or hurt, especially when they are dying. In faith and prayer, we know that in his compassion, Jesus suffers with the one who is dying and so, in watching a loved one die, we find […] [Read more]