Do you believe that life ends here …
or perhaps, somewhere else?
Today’s Feast of All Souls gives me pause; I wonder …
- My mom and dad are gone, but are they? Where are they?
- Where will I be going? Where do I want to do?
- Do I believe there is something beyond this life?
For some reason I have always had a strong belief in the afterlife; it’s what got me through the deaths of my parents. I remember looking at my mother’s casket covered in beautiful purple and white flowers and feeling a strong sense that she was safe and free from pain. It was because she was well loved whether she knew it or not. Her beautiful memorial service showed that love to the capacity crowd that was present.
I believe that love never dies.
Whether our loved ones live on in our memories or actually “live” someplace, perhaps today is a good day to think about such things. Let go of fear and allow the imagination to fly higher and deeper, to that place where we truly live forever with our Creator.
We are loved. And love never dies.
This video of one my favorite pieces from Dvorak’s “New World Symphony” performed by Libera can perhaps lead you to such a place. The video provides the beautiful lyrics to this hymn.
May your reflection fill you with hope of things to come.
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