49 thoughts on “Death is a challenge…”

  1. I like this. I often find myself looking at my life to-do list and wondering if I’ll finish it all before I die. I take comfort in knowing that I’m reaching goals and while I might not reach them all, it won’t be because I didn’t do as much as I could with the time I had.

    1. That sounds really healthy and positive, Melissa. You should give yourself credit – many people don’t achieve that sort of peace of mind.

      ❀
      David

  2. it seems to me that in doing so we can only be authentic once we can live with, nay in our awareness of our mortality – otherwise the declaration of love may be more floatsome –

  3. This is true. I heard of someone dying this morning whom I had not seen for many many years, due to a complicated relationship we had. When I got the news I teared up, realizing that I perhaps could have done more. She wasn’t someone I personally loved but GOD loves her and I did feel convicted about that. There’s is always stuff to learn…

    1. Carol, Yeah. There are a lot of people that I’m not in touch with for a host of reasons… but they are all human beings who deserve, like all other human beings, to be loved.

      ❀
      David

  4. Death can take us to the bottom of the pit of despair.
    Leo Buscaglia (1924–98) covers us and wraps us in the cloak of urgency, we have no time to waste.
    Blessed Sabbath Poet

  5. Thank you for sharing this quote David! β€πŸ€ The only thing sure in life is that, one day, death will come to take us away. So, let’s enjoy every single moment.

  6. it feels a bit unfair as you are busy exploring other issues – but as it happened I was reminiscing for other reasons – ending up with my encounter with Martin Buber (a plaque in his honour) and then the memory of the gentle and wise Bruno Hussar, whom I was fortunate to meet in 1994. HIs Wil’ struck me as something you might like: https://wasns.org/from-the-will-of-bruno-hussar – best wishes,

  7. … what I learned about Bruno’s spiritual development is not for me to share; but I believe one of the villagers sums it up perfectly at one memorial service: ‘… The people who came were of no religion.. and I think that (may have been) Bruno’s desire all along…’ (not verbatim, quoted from memory, from the nswas web site, last read a few years ago)

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