All Are Alive!

Luke 20:27-38

“they are like angels; and they are the children of God…. he is not God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive.”

As Christians, this is our belief: We believe that the dead are still alive, still themselves and, very importantly, still in a living, conscious, and loving relationship with us and with each other. That’s our common concept of heaven and, however simplistic its popular expression at times, it is wonderfully correct.

In each of our deceased loved one’s lives, there was a place where their persons and souls were most alive, where their lives radiated the energy and exuberance of the divine.

When we look at the life of a loved one who has died we need to ask:

·         Where was he/she most alive?

·         What qualities did he/she, most-uniquely, embody and bring into a room?

·         Where did he/she lift my spirit and make me want to be a better person?

Name those things, and you will have located your loved one’s heart, embraced in the merciful hug of a loving God.