Sunday, June 13

Someone writes about death...

Yesterday my friend and uncle-next-door passed away. 

I dedicate this citation for my dear uncle 
who always had a smile on his face.

Because so few people talk about it, I begin by asking, “Is death an issue at all?” I realize that for most people in my circles of friends, it is not. The people I know are not entertaining thoughts about death or the fruitfulness of life after their death. My friends say things like, I see my life becoming less and less productive, but I do hope to live longer,” or “I don’t want to become a burden to those around me.” For some, thought of having to be cared for by others is almost more than they can bear. This is a big worry for many ill and aging people....
The real question is : 
How can I live so that my death will be fruitful for other?
(Rev.Henri Nouwen)