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Understanding the Value of 'Loss'

  • The Loss of a Family Member or of a Dear Friend is never an easy moment in life to endure. We can search for 'meaning' and 'purpose' and never in a thousand years ever understand 'why'. What I am going to say next will seem 'hard' and could easily be resented.

    Our lives, or 'who we are' ... are formed not only by the happy and joyful moments that we experience but also by the tragedies and the difficulties that touch us.

    Social Sciences make the claim that 'who' a person 'is', has been formed to a great extent during childhood. I have a bit of trouble with Social Science which takes pride in 'measuring this' and 'tagging that' as though such propositions are irrefutable fact.

    It is my contention that we never stop being 'formed'. And that the person who we are is made up by the sum of those joys and sorrows that confront us in life, among many other stimulating experiences.

    We do NOT stop becoming 'who' we are at age 7.
    We do NOT stop becoming 'who' we are at age 12.
    We do NOT stop becoming 'who' we are at age 18.
    We do NOT stop becoming 'who' we are at age 30.
    We do NOT stop becoming 'who' we are at age 40.
    We do NOT stop becoming 'who' we are at age 62.
    We do NOT stop becoming 'who' we are at age 75.

    We do NOT stop 'Growing' or 'Becoming' until the last breath we take, and that is only the Beginning - Beyond the Veil.

    In fact each and every day we are still becoming 'who' we are! Even the Loss of those dear to us adds something to our lives. Something which is necessary. Something that drives us to improve or to be more aware. Or ... to be a better person. Our eyes are opened to see the need of many.

    God is not the God of the Living Only ... He is also the God of the Dead. (Who are very much alive!) We must be determined to realize that even the greatest trials in life form who we are.

    Proverbs 1:4-5 To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion. 5 A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels.

    Isaiah 28:9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.


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