Category Archives: Death and Dying

Forty Days Revisited, Day 39–The Waiting Game

I find the concept of “Holy Saturday” interesting. I mean, what are we supposed to do on Saturday, especially after commemoration of the last supper on Holy Thursday, and the mournful solemnity of “Good” Friday? I’m not sure I would … Continue reading

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Forty Days Revisited, Day 27–For Those Who Remain

As I walked through this day, I remained keenly aware of the sadness that has tagged along with me. The after effects of the sudden death of a work colleague yesterday have lingered, so everything I did today seemed to … Continue reading

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Another Forty Days, Day 40–And So We Wait

Jesus is dead. For  those watching the spectacle from start to finish–people like his mother, Mary, Mary Magdalen, and John–it must have felt like the day that would never end. He was taken down and prepared for burial, then sealed … Continue reading

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Forty Days, Day 39–Were You There?

Where were you when? It’s a common question asked of people who were alive when certain events took place. In relatively recent times the question might be “Where were you on 9/11 when the World Trade towers were struck by two … Continue reading

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Forty Days, Day 24–A Reflection on the End…

Sometimes I find myself at a loss for words. This can be a bit tricky for someone who spends a great deal of time writing and speaking. While I am not at a loss in general, I find that I am … Continue reading

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