Thursday, June 14, 2007

Too Much Death part 2

I've experienced the death of loved ones and it is always difficult. At this current time, there is an overwhelming number of deaths of loved ones coming all-to-close together. I feel disturbed, but at the same time, spared, because of those around the world who suffer the losses of ones close to them in the name of Our Lord.

There are missionaries, converts, and proselytes who accept Christ and suffer as a result. My personal losses are minuscule by comparison. But the loss of even one soldier of Christ is worthy of lifting up. I do this with a woman named Lucielle. She's gone now but she never stopped sharing the Good News with anyone who would listen. Lucielle rocked. I hope to rock like she did.

It is good to reflect on the lives of those who influenced us...good...very good.


dissenter said...

It's interesting to note people's reaction to death.

One person I worked with took months off work, went on medication after the death of his father - piss weak man that he was.

When my father died, 6 months after my brother died (aged 31), I took one day off work to attend the funeral, changed to a new job and got on with life. Someone suggested I get counselling. I just laughed at her saying counselling was for wimps.

I hope when I die, my body is disposed of as cheaply as possible. No indulgent funeral service for my passing - come and spit on my body and tear it to pieces.

Death? So what. Get over it.

flyawaynet said...

I'm sorry, deeply sorry for all the losses you've faced suddenly. I'll be praying for you and your family.

dissenter - I'm sorry also for your loss. I can imagine losing my dad (since he's been sick) but I can't imagine losing my brother. I'm sorry you've had to face that. I wouldn't want to go to counselling either, so I don't blame you there, but I do hope you've received comfort. I'll be praying for you as well.
I agree with you as well though, when I die I hope they use my life insurance money on something better than a several thousand dollar casket to stick in the ground.

doodlebugmom said...

Sorry to hear of your losses.

Brother Marty said...

Thank you all for your comments.

I'm encouraged by what is shared and am grateful for words of comfort. Sorry, Dissenter, for your loss, and sorry for your perspective. But ya know what? It is good to be of ministry to those who seek the comfort of a minister. Never thought I'd be one.