Happy Easter! He is risen!


The writings on grief are filled with survivors blaming God for their loss and as a result abandoning their faith. Some religions try to comfort the bereaved by saying it was God’s will and there are some that say the deceased did something to deserve to die. All in the belief that because God knows what is going to happen He wills it to happen. Nothing could be further from the reality of God; God is outside time and sees what is in time all at once. Yes, he is all powerful and could spare the deceased death but, that would be to deny us our free will. God created the universe, probably in a big bang but, the universe follows logical laws not Gods will. We are as subject to the laws of nature as any physical object. We die because that is how our bodies work or nature takes us in a perfect storm not because of the will of God. We should not be blaming either the deceased or God for the death. God didn’t cause Pat’s death, cancer did. What God did was take her up in His arms to the place in Heaven promised by Christ. Rather than ending, our love continues beyond the grave. This is the meaning of Easter. Patricia is in the arms of Christ and we shall love each other forever. Hallelujah!

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About thebows99krug

Hi, I am Eric, a retired librarian. I was born in St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto and raised in the downtown area north of the Art Gallery, south of the University of Toronto. I went to Orde Street Public School, Harbord C.I., University College at the UofT and the UofT's Faculty of Library and Information Science. I meet my wife Patricia at FLIS; our first date was on November 15, 1968. We were engaged February 14, 1969 and married on June 21, 1969. Our family includes son, James; daughter-in-law, Erin; (both writers), grand-daughters, Vivian and Eleanor; and Pooka, a small but fierce gray tabby. I would like to hear from any other class of '63 alumni of Harbord C.I. and class of '67 alumni of UofT's University College.
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