It’s part of the experience of life that we also can undergo the loss of a dear one, a close relative or friend. We have to face the fact that this life on earth, as we can observe, is only temporary and passing. Our maturity must consist in learning to face reality as it is, really. And we know that from observing the world around us. All around us, things and people undergo or are subjected to the ravages of time. It’s useless to expect our mortal bodies to last perpetually. Maturity consists in being able to accept and face reality as it is. For example, that human existence is temporary as regards his or her bodily element, though, of course, the human soul is built for an eternal existence. Yet as our faith teaches, we have to face that even if our bodily element has limited existence, our spiritual nature (or soul) is made to last unlimitedly. This is not just based on faith beliefs but on the very observable normal aspirations of
who longs for life without end. Just observe yourself, your own normal
longings for a life without end. That is also what Our Lord Jesus
Christ promises us, if we keep His commandments: eternal life and
happiness in the Kingdom of Heaven. Of course, God’s justice is also
there to punish those who dare to violate God’s precepts to love and
respect one another in true justice and love.
“Yes, God loved
the world so much that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who
believes in Him may not be lost but may have eternal life” (Jn. 3:16).
“Eternal life is this: to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ
whom you have sent” (Jn. 17:3).