How do we keep the memories of our departed loved ones alive in our life?
Their legacies of love will forever be kept when we share this same experience of love to others.
We celebrate not the death of people but their life lived in love.
Around us everyday we see many examples of death bringing forth life. A kernel of corn is buried and it grows into a tall cornstalk. The ice cube dissolves and it cools the water. A match burns itself out to light a fire. Water gets itself dirty to clean you. A battery goes dead giving you music and light. Wood burns itself out to cook your food. A tree dies to give you sago. Animals and plants die to give you your food. By dying, all these things rise to a higher life. That is what Christian mortification is all about.
Righteous people are protected by God and will never suffer torment.
It is a foolish mistake to think that righteous people die and that their death is a terrible evil.
They leave us, but it is not a disaster. In fact, the righteous are at peace.
(The Bible, Wisdom 3:1).
Today is All Soul’s Day: Pray for our departed loved ones