Giving Our Best Until the End
Birth and death are two opposing sign posts on the road of Life. We hardly take time to think of birth except during pregnancy because once it occurs, daily routines of survival take over. The older we become we are more aware of the finite number of years, days and hours we have left to fulfill our dreams, passions and desires in this gift of life we have been given. Our spiritual understanding and self analysis of our life's journey creates the attitude for our departure from this daily reality. Then the certain process of death becomes an outcome or fearful step into "the unknown".
Societal life shifts the compassionate comprehension of death into simply an essential process of elimination. God has demanded that we do not kill. Yet we wave a flag and this holiest of commandments is put aside for religious, political and economic considerations. Death is the essential final doorway of growth and transition that we must allow ourselves and others to naturally and peacefully walk through. In deference to beloved pets, we put our animals "to sleep" when they are suffering needlessly.
Grandpa cat with massive tumors was "put down" the day after this picture.
When we reach out and embrace our neighbors we see pictures that enhance everyday life in our own international community.