Is Death A Part Of Life?

They say, “death is a part of life.” Sounds good, but I don’t believe it to be true.

Death is death. It takes away. It leaves a whole. It rips people from your life that otherwise would continue to complete it. Death was not in the original plan.

I would rephrase that statement to read,

“Our response to death is a part of life.”

How are you responding to the big and small deaths that are around you? Yes, the death of a loved one, but also the death of a dream, of a relationship, of a career.

I say not to celebrate death, but celebrate the life which could spring from the loss. A loss of one job moves you to something better. A broken relationship gives way to a stronger, healthier one. A dream dashed could help you see your purpose. And yes, the death of a loved one could spur a foundation that helps thousands of other souls.

In death, find life. It is good to grieve, mourn, and weep. It is also good to celebrate, go on, and remember what that person, dream, or job gave you in that chapter of your life with them.

“To everything, there is a season.”

Ecclesiastes 3


Published by Todd Stocker

I love my family, music, writing and the Minnesota Vikings!

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