I have stopped “doing” Halloween. My husband and I felt it didn’t appeal to our better instincts. Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal had a different perspective. The link to the article is here: Link
Author Rob Moll feels the holiday is a rare opportunity in the religious calendar to reflect on death. Mr. Moll is a hospice volunteer who writes eloquently about the need to prepare for death, while we are living.
In 1824 the historian Robert Wells quotes the obituary of Daniel Vedder “expressed the most cheerful resignation to the will of his heavenly father… It was observed that as he approached the hour of his death, his views of diving subjects (angels and spiritual beings) became increasingly clear.” Vedder died with friends and family there to comfort him.
Rob Moll goes on to say, “Contrast this with modern scenes of hospital patients hooked up to machines for months or years, so bruised and broken that some family members can’t bear to watch.”
Is it any wonder we, of the 21st Century, don’t want to face our own deaths.? As a Christian I will be thinking of death, my own and that of my parents. Having a deep relationship with my Lord and Savior is a comfort. There are promises in the Bible which I am counting on.
What are your thoughts on this? Please leave a comment. I am Your sister in Christ.