Remembering the dead
This week, cemeteries have been flooded with flowers, candles, and family members of those who have passed away, visiting the grave of their loved ones.
While this is more of cultural thing, regardless of the origin, the time to remember our friends and family members who have died will make us to reflect the life we have right now, rather than to fear death that might come our way, unexpectedly, in our own individual timing.
To others, this is a celebration of life, while to some, to remember the best of the memories we have shared with them, forgetting the ones that hurt us and those that make us miserable.
Remembering our loved ones who passed away should not only happen once a year, but in everyday of our life.
The pain and sorrow of losing them and the fear of meeting our own time could give us a grim reality that someday, we are next.
But we should not be perturbed with the fear of hearing stories that the dead will haunt us and grab us to the grave.
The spirits, the ghosts and ghoulish apparitions reflecting the figures, faces or even the physical structure of those who have perished will make us believe that they are the wandering souls around us, either by trying to communicate to us or to complete their unfinished mission here on earth.
However, let us not be fooled by this because the dead knows nothing and the breath has come back to God our Creator. Yes, there might indeed be the unseen individuals prying on us – but these are not the dead ones, but rather fallen angels that bring fear and emotional havoc on us.
Soon, the best part of all of these, is when we will be reunited all together in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ our Savior.
Humans as we are, we are all bound to the same place where they are now. But while we are alive, let us make use the best of it – to do what is right, to show the love we ought to share, and to care to those who matter in our lives.