on dying

Death and the grief process is something that I find to be highly formative in the human experience. No Impact Man recently shared a link to the blog of a man who is in his closing days of fighting with cancer. He is sharing memories with friends, giving away his books, finding a new home for his cats.

His words are shared with a clarity and a smoothed peace that only the dying know.

He is a Zen Buddhist and his perspectives are very interesting. My heart is necessarily wrenched, but in the fire of sorrow for him, I am given a clarity of hope in Christ. His words have peacefulness, resignation, but not hope and anticipation. I pray for that hope and anticipation. I pray for grace.

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