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a sti sa mori nu doar ca vei muri

sodNu-s amator de inmormantari (am mai spus-o cel mai mult ma bucur ca nu voi participa nici la a mea) desi coliva are gust bun uneori. (ok, depinde de bucatareasa…) Intrigant a fost contextul in care am finalizat parcurgerea unei carti despre moarte si perioada dinaintea ei: Bruce Willis a aparut cu o alta continuare la “Die Hard”.

Sunt si eu martorul unor evenimente nedorite: rude, prieteni, cunoscuti se sting unul dupa altul suprinzator, in urma unor boli ce-au atacat necrutator, vital.

Motivatia cartii “Speaking of Dying: Recovering the Church’s Voice in the Face of Death”  are si o nuanta personala; Dale Goldsmith, professor de filosofie si religie la McPherson College in Kansas s-a decis sa
abordeze acest subiect dupa ce a fost confruntat cu moartea fiicei sale, Janet, si a vazut maniera in care congregatia unde aceasta era pastor s-a raportat la aceasta pierdere.

In fata mortii plansul si tacerea se armonizeaza intr-un tandem al neputintei iar crestinismul – prin credinta in viata dupa moarte datorita experientei invierii lui Isus Christos – ar trebui sa aduca ceva mai multa lumina, speranta catre cei confruntati la nivel personal sau colectiv de acest lucru.

Mi s-a parut interesanta incercarea de a analiza impactul pe care l-a avut asupra comunitatilor crestine decesul a 10 pastori aflati in zone si contexte diferite. In majoritatea cazurilor plecand de la stari de negare apoi izolare s-a ajuns chiar la destramarea comunitatii crestine.

Umanitatea cauta si promoveaza varii metode pentru lungimea vietii pamantesti – ne punem credinta in doctori, cercetatori, pilule si in acelasit timp verdictul unei faze terminale a bolii cade implacabil. Pana la urma si industria farmaceutica nu cauta decat clienti si nu rezolvarea bolilor, nu?

Raportarea la viata lui Isus (nasterea si existenta/experienta Sa temporara intr-un trup uman) ne confirma ca suntem de la prima respiratie parte in planul Creatorului si ca ne este rezervat un anumit segment de timp pentru a face ceva bun care sa-L glorifice pe Dumnezeu. Viata apare, se dezvolta si ar trebui sa se termine intr-un context sacru al legamantului fata de Creator.

A trai pentru Dumnezeu se continua firesc cu a muri intr-o maniera ce-l onoreaza pe Dumnezeu, ce verifica relationarea personala la Creator.

Ne e tema de moarte de aceea anticipand inevitabilitatea acestui pas ne-o dorim cat mai rapida, (nu chiar la ghilotina…) fara suferinta. Nu te moarte ma tem ci de perioada dinainte ei  – par sa se strige pe marile bulevarde ale umanitatii si asta se muleaza perfect pe iubirea de sine ce ajunge la forme emancipate in NordAmerica.

Cartea concluzioneaza prin adresarea catre comunitatile eclesiale a catorva sugestii prin care crestinii pot aborda subiectul mortii intr-o maniera folositoare pentru cei din interiorul si din-afara comunitatii crestine. Sinteza oferita de acronimul TABLE (Talk, Awareness, Body of Christ, Listening deeply, Eucharist) nu se foreste o formula magica si o buna platforma de lucur in abordarea fenomenului indifferent de latura personala sau colectiva.

Cartea mi-a fost de folos pentru a adresa problema mortii si a “utimei 100 de metri” pana la atingerea acestui prag din punct de vedere al credintei crestine.  Este o resusa ce predispune spre cercetari viitoare si pentru a avea discutii potrivite cu cei aflati in faza terminala a experientei lor pamantesti.

Speaking of Dying: Recovering the Church’s Voice in the Face of Death scrisa de  Fred Craddock, Dale Goldsmith, si Joy V. Goldsmith si aparuta la Brazos Press – o divizie a Baker Publishing Group –  este o resursa buna pentru pastori, consilieri spirituali, student si lideri crestini.

Am primit aceasta carte fiind parte a Canadian Leadership Resource Review Program din cadrul Graf-Martin Communications.

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I am the witness of unwanted events: family, friends, acquaintances are dying one after another, surprisingly, as a result of diseases that attacked relentlessly vital their body.

Motivation book “Speaking of Dying: Recovering the Church’s Voice in the Face of Death” has a personal tone, Dale Goldsmith, professor of philosophy and religion at McPherson College in Kansas decided to address the issue after being confronted with the death of his daughter, Janet, and saw the manner in which the congregation where the pastor had been reported at this loss.

Crying and silence are combined in a tandem of helplessness and Christianity – the belief in life after death because experience resurrection of Jesus Christ – should bring some more light, hope to those facing personal or collective level this thing.

I found it interesting attempt to analyze the impact that had on the death of 10 pastors Christian communities are in areas and contexts. In most cases starting from isolation to feelings of denial then reached the collapse of the Christian community.

Reference to Jesus’ life (birth and existence / experience temporary in a human body) we confirm that we are in a part of greater Creator’s plan and we have reserved a certain segment of time to do something good to him glorify God here on Earth. Life appears to grow and should end in a sacred covenant context for the Creator.

Living for God, naturally continues to die in a way that it honors God as the Creator check personal networking.

We’re anticipating the theme of the inevitability of death and therefore this step we want as fast (not even the guillotine …) without pain. I fear not death but the period before them – seem to shout the great boulevards of humanity and it fits perfectly self-love which reaches emancipated forms in North America.

The book concludes by addressing the ecclesial community a few suggestions that Christians can approach the subject of death in a manner useful to the inside and the outside of the Christian community. Summary provided by the acronym TABLE (Talk, Awareness, Body of Christ, Listening deeply, Eucharist) is not a magic formula FOREST good platform for anything in addressing it regardless of personal or collective side.

Speaking of Dying: Recovering the Church’s Voice in the Face of Death written by Fred Craddock, Dale Goldsmith, and Joy V. Goldsmith and appeared in Brazos Press – a division of Baker Publishing Group – is a good resource for pastors, spiritual advisors, student and Christian leaders.

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