by Richard John Scarr

If you fear me, it is because you do not understand me.
If you understood me, you would except me as you except
life itself.
If you suffer pain or trauma as I am drawing near. It is not
of my doing. I would never harm you. That is not my function.
My function is to see you safely from this life to the next.
When I come, it is often as a friend, intent on bringing you
blessed relief as I see you safely through the veil. But always
gentle, and never before your time.
If I separate you from your loved ones, it is only to reunite
you with others in the hereafter. It is not my intention to keep
you apart. And I will eventually bring you all together again
in the love and light of eterenal life.
If you cannot welcome me, please do not fear me. Just look
upon me as a necessary, but harmless way home.

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