1st November.  There are 2 things in life that are certain:  death and change. Bryan in his research had noted how strong the fear of death is for many people.   If he invited a discussion on the topic people refused to come or often shied away from the subject.   It intrigued him that when he promoted a workshop by saying there would free funeral cover for the first 10 attendees suddenly there was greater interest. What is the greatest driving force he wondered. Also see monthly theme overview www.marfam.org.za/family-matters

Scripture: A man said to Jesus, “Blessed are those who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God.” Jesus told a parable” A man gave a great banquet and invited many. But they began to make excuses. So the master said ‘go out to the highways and hedges and compel people to come. None of those who were invited shall taste my banquet.”  Pope Francis:   If we accept death, we can prepare ourselves for it.  The way is to grow in our love for those who walk at our side, until that day when “death will be no more, mourning and crying and pain will be no more.  Rev 21:4. AL 258.. We direct our gaze to the end of time when the Son will deliver all things to the Father so that God may be everything to everyone.  LS 100