What to say to a dying Minister


Don’t say, “It is God’s will…”  She knows

that God hates death, and knows, in fact

Paul’s letter, Chapter and the Verse,*

where God’s foe dies in the last act.

“Death, you will die!”  But until then

we mortals sicken, suffer, die,

slip into mystery.  So when

you speak to her, don’t tell a lie:

say, “We love you, and so does God.

This is not something that you did.

The whole world that we know is flawed,

but we have signs that we are loved.”

Sing, “Jesus loves me, this I know.”

Sing, “For the Bible tells me so…”

    * I Corinthians 15:26


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