A Word of Consolation
If a tiny baby could think, it would be afraid of birth. To leave
the only world it has known would seem a kind of death. But immediately after birth the child would find itself in loving
arms, showered with affection and cared for at every moment. Surely the baby would say. "I was foolish to doubt God's Plan
for me. This is a beautiful place.
For the Christian, passing through death is really a birth into a new and better
world. Those who are left behind should not grienve as if there were no hope. Life is changed not taken away. Our dear ones
live on, in a world beautiful beyond anything we can imagine. With Jesus and Mary they await the day when they will welcome
us with joy.
Do not grieve too much they say to us. We are living are are still with you.