A life with many journeys...
"What you sow does not come to life unless it dies. When you sow, you do not plant the body that will be, but just a seed, perhaps of wheat or of something else. So it will be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable..."
~ I Corinthians 15: 36b, 37, 42
In my life I have spent hours sharing my faith while encouraging others to believe that death is a passage to new life as they live out their final days. I will admit, that while I try to remain positive during these conversations, in the back of my mind I wonder if I will be ready to make this journey myself?
What most of us don't realize is that our life isn't about one journey, but many.
When we are born we make a passage from life in the womb to life in the family. When we go to school we make a passage from life in the family to life in the larger community. When we get married we make a passage from a life with many options to a life committed to one person. When we retire we make a passage from a life of clearly defined work to a life asking for new creativity and wisdom.
Each of these passages is a death leading to new life. When we live these passages well, we are becoming more prepared for our final passage.
I am grateful to have been blessed by folks who have blessed me in their final journey.
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2020
5/21/2022 10:02:38 pm
This was lovely thanks for writing this
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Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain at Essential Hospice, Webster, Texas, and is an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.