but I thought I would share it. A bit ago (last week maybe) I caught a little bit of Fr. Corapi on TV. I don’t know the full extent of what he was talking about but the part that jumped out at me was he said something which went like this: Isn’t it sad for people who don’t believe in God and Heaven. When they die, that’s it. Finished. Ended. Over. Nothing else. For us, those who Believe, death is just the beginning. When we die we have things to look forward to. We have the hope of Jesus, God, seeing our families again, being whole in God’s presence.
But what brought this to mind today was a friend of mine called and told me about her husband’s grandmother who at this moment is dying - she probably won’t make it the rest of the day. They are atheists. How sad to know that for them this is the end. To think that Grandma lived her whole life just to die and rot and the ground. I’m saddened to think about that.
Contrast that to a few weeks ago when a friend of mine lost her sister. She was able to talk about how comforting it was to know that her sister was safe and healthy now with the Lord . that her sister had seen God. Been with God. Can you imagine?? With. God. She said that yes, there was profound sadness but that it was good to know that we have God.
I pray that my friends family can find some comfort. Somehow.