by Carolyn Henderson
Death is a delicate subject, and none of us knows much about what happens after we die. In John 13: 33, Jesus says, “Where I am going you cannot come,” reinforcing the separation between this world and the next.
At the same time, He reassures us in John 14: 2: “In my Father’s house are many rooms . . . I am going there to prepare a place” where our departed loved ones have a better, eternal home.
Realistically, this isn’t enough, and we seek ways to comfort ourselves. One means that many people use is talking to the person who just died.
Is this okay?
Yes, it is. Love doesn’t end when another person's breath does. At a time when we're hurting, the last thing we need is someone chastising us for talking to our lost loved one. If you find yourself uncertain, here are a few thoughts.
Carolyn Henderson is an author, home educator, and business owner who integrates Christianity with real life, and common sense with Christianity. Her books include: Live Happily on Less -- 52 Ideas to Renovate Your Life and Lifestyle and Grammar Despair. Read more from Carolyn on her blog Commonsense Christianity