Death is inevitable, something every human will experience. Religion and cultures teach the idea of life after death, but only if a person lives a good life, and surrenders themselves to a higher power. There are also rituals a deceased family must follow during funerals and with grief to ease the transition from life to death. In some cultures, funerals and time for mourning is a quick process, in others it can take several weeks before the body is laid to rest. Death is the end, some cultures rejoice others mourn, but between all cultures and religions, it is a time to honor the one who died.
Morrie’s understanding of religions help his mindset during his horrible times. An individual’s outlook on the topic of dying and death is partially influenced by society’s contrasting beliefs. As you read the novel, Morrie talks about his experience with dying and everything he has done to convert his experience into a positive one. In the chapter “The Fourth Tuesday We Talk About Death,” Morrie began to elaborate on the final outcome of life. He connected his experience of dying with religion and explains how religion can have such an impact on others in this process.
Christians believe in heaven and hell. If a person lives a good moral life they can expect to get to heaven, when they die. If they live an immoral life then perhaps hell will be an alternative. Luke 23:42 Then he said, “Jesus remember me when you come into your kingdom.” Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.” Jesus was crucified with two thieves. One of the thieves, while dying on the cross asked Jesus to have mercy upon him when he died.
After the death of a much~loved friend or relation, Christians will always hold a funeral ceremony. A funeral is an event to celebrate the life, and to mourn the death of a close friend or relative who has recently passed away. At a funeral, the body can either be buried or cremated, and this choice varies from person to person. A Christian's beliefs may strongly influence their particular decision. The service at funeral can either be simple with prayers, hymns and a short address, or longer with Holy Communion as well.
Christians believe in a heaven and a hell. We believe that Jesus Christ died for our sins, so we can go to heaven if we believe in him and the forgiveness of sins. We believe that people should maintain a good soul condition and be prepared for death at any moment. We trust that God will be with us at death and strengthen our faith, so we can remain strong until he takes us to heaven. It is important that we be prepared so we do not enter eternity in an unbelieving condition because the soul condition we die in is the one we spend eternity in.
I believe that after we die that there is life after death. I believe that once someone has moved on there is another world and the choices we make as we live on earth is nothing but a test to determine how we will spend eternity. Believing that there is a higher being makes life a lot easier when life feels as though it is hard. To be human is to make mistakes, but to believe that God gives us chances to redeem ourselves to be saved, fills Christians with hope, faith, and love, especially when you feels as the world is against you. There is so much grief, sadness, pain, and temptation in the world, having faith that there is someone higher and that there is a place where such things as pain does not exists, makes life easier to go on.
It is a period of time was as shown above death was everywhere and peoples values where to an understanding, and acceptance to it. They usually could feel it was time to die, and accordingly the bed chambers became a public domain with many people coming and paying their last respects and good byes. Children were welcomed and present, the local doctor or priest was available to help transition the dying soul to rest. Simple, to the point, and peaceful, perhaps people felt grateful to have been able to kiss their loved one good bye. A form of self-medication in grieving that was their closure for them.
The hymns are carefully chosen and are usually about resurrection or remind the congregation of the presence of God in times of need. It is also common for a hymn to be sung which was a favourite of the person that died. Even though a funeral is a sad occasion for everybody that is involved, the emphasis of the service is to remember all the good things about the person and the hope of life in heaven with God. The person that leads the service will try and prevent the funeral from
It is inevitable that we will all die it is a fact that everyone must come to terms with. There comes a time in everyone’s life that they must face death; a friend’s tragic accident, a family member’s passing or their own battles with diseases. When faced with the idea of death people will act in different ways some may find it therapeutic to apologize for the negative they have done, some may want to spend time with loved ones to ease the future pain, and others may decide that their life was not what they believed. The story Death Constant Beyond Love tells us about a man named Senator Sanchez who is living a happy life with his wife and five kids. That is until he is told by doctors that he only has a short time to live.
It may seem disturbing or abnormal that the people of Mexico react to death with mourning along with happiness and joy, but that is their culture and that’s there way of honoring there loved ones. Although they look at death with the same fear as everyone else, they reflect their fear by mocking and living alongside death. In Mexico there is tradition to visit your passed loved ones gravesites. Unlike the United States where graveyards are privately owned and maintained, graveyards in Mexico are often publicly owned and taken cared of by the local churches. The families have the responsibility is to maintain graves and keep them in good condition.