Lately there have been many funerals
And looking at this painting on the first martyr St Stephen
One cannot help but think of the way one would leave this earth
A thousand and one ways
Which would be ours?
No one knows
Does it matter really?
It may not for all will happen
As God allows it
And the best way will always be
His way, and in accordance to His will
Yet, let us not forget that He never wanted us
To be puppets in His hands
His unfathomable and unfailing love
gives us free will and so the choice is ours to make
Would not then the best way be total surrender
Not so much as the way to go from earth
But to do so, praying for the grace to hear these words
Come, blessed of our Father, come to the Kingdom prepared for you
And then to spend eternity just praising Him forever and ever!