WHAT CAN YOU SAY TO ENTER HEAVEN?
One of the greatest gifts we can offer our family and friends is helping them to die well. We have to sit quietly with them and say: “Do not be afraid … I love you, God loves you … it’s time for you to go in peace. … I won’t cling to you any longer … I set you free to go home … go gently, go with my love.” It is the greatest gift that you can give.
When Jesus died he said: “Father, into your hands I commit My Spirit”. Luke 23:46 It is good to repeat these words often with our dying friends.
WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP?
“The LORD is my Shepherd; I shall not want … and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD for years to come.” Psalms 23:1, 6
Death frees us from the boundaries of chronology and brings us into God’s “time,” which is timeless. There is no “past,” “present,” or “future.”
ONE OF THE GREATEST POEMS EVER WRITTEN
‘Holy Sonnet 10: Death, Be Not Proud‘ by John Donne (1572-1631) Continue reading TO ENTER GATE OF HEAVEN