I have come to understand that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared to the glory that is yet to come.  – Rom 8:18

Reflection. True love involves pain.  In order to give birth, a mother has to suffer, but glory follows pain.  Death is not extinguishing the light, it is putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.      – Rabindranath Tagore

Prayer. Lord, when my time comes help me to accept it peacefully.  Be my escort into heaven so that I will not be afraid.