is not the greatest loss in life. It is simply a shedding of the
physical body like the butterfly shedding its cocoon. It is not the end of
physical body that should worry us. Our concern must be to live while we are
alive. If we live deeply, we should not fear death. The greatest loss is what dies
us while we live. The following narrative explains
Your hardest times often lead to the
greatest moments of your life. Keep the faith. It will all be worth
it in the end.
As the story goes, a sick man turned to
his doctor as he was preparing to leave the examination room and said, “Doctor,
I am afraid to die. Tell me what lies on the other side.” Very quietly, the
doctor said, “I don’t know.”
“You don’t know?
You, a Christian man, do not know what is on the other side?” The doctor while holding
the handle of the door; on the other side came a sound of scratching and whining,
and as he opened the door, a dog sprang into the room and leaped on him with an
eager show of gladness.
are not endings. If you have enough faith they are beginnings.-Hima
Turning to the
patient, the doctor said, “Did you notice my dog? He’s never been in this room
before. He didn’t know what was inside. He knew nothing except that his master
was here, and when the door opened, he sprang in without fear. I know little of
what is on the other side of death, but I do know one thing… I know my Master is
there and that is enough.
there be peace within you. Thank God for what you have; trust Him for what you need.
Believe that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
By Tim Pedrosa
only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on
earth and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will
then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we
had.~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross