To: Greg F
Thank you for the info. Please consider the following. Death was created by God as was the physical response to it. The manner in which each of us responds is not created by God given the "free will" factor. The example is that Jesus reacted as was his nature, whereas you and I would not react in kind. The dead rise in a spiritual relationship with Christ and God. Lazurus was the physical interaction with Jesus that those who came after will not have due to the degradation of the body. We dont dare ignore or minimize the grief in others when we face it because it is love and must be respected, but balancing this is hope and faith. Perhaps even joy. Yet isn't that exactly what the original piece was doing in advising against mourning in grief. That isn't respectful or logical. Let me know if you feel joy when a loved one passes. I'm even feeling extreme sadness for a friend right now as he deals with the possibility of putting his wonderful pet down today. Should he and his wife be joyful at this prospect?
posted on 12/05/2007 8:52:59 AM PST
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as was his nature, whereas you and I would not react in kind
Hence, the "Imitation of Christ."
posted on 12/05/2007 9:01:04 AM PST
by Greg F
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