United Church of Christ

Devotional Subject: Death

In the 1960’s, my mother and father left the church they grew up in for many reasons. One thing they really objected to was the idea that we shouldn’t ask for too much in life because we’ll get our reward in Heaven—also known as “pie in the sky, in the bye and bye.”


Mary Luti

Some people claim to know. They've seen soft lights, green meadows, felt God's embrace. If you find that comforting, I'm glad. But none of it is certain.


Kenneth L. Samuel

It is only when we face and overcome our fears of death that we become free to live.


Matt Fitzgerald

You can run from death. You can immerse yourself in the surface, diverted by screens and magazines, distracted from everything, including existence itself.


When it seems the end has come, "but God." When you see no way forward or out, "but God." When death has done its work and it seems all hope is gone, "but God." Because of these two little words, because of the defiant divine disjunction everything is different now.