Life brings adversity and tragedy.
The conflict between the here and now and the ever after is a familiar one. Death and life are forever intertwined, as a life lived to the fullest includes pain and grief. Even more, our life requires dying to self, which frees one to experience a greater joy: community.
For death is not the ultimate calamity... it is just the beginning.
... #TheCrowd is in full effect here. Winner gets a copy of my book “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven, But Nobody Wants to Die” which is where this quote is from.