„Most faith traditions offer spiritual guidance to their adherents who are dying, and to those who love them. Every ritual must take into account the theological, practical and emotional needs of the terminal patient. Those who do not prepare seem to suffer more, and families that are left to deal with an unexpected, sudden death seem to suffer the most.
Once we are comfortable with the concept of our own death and make a plan for how we’re going to die, we can join with those who make light of this inescapable human condition. We can laugh with Jerry Seinfeld who says, “Make no mistake about why these babies are here — they are here to replace us.” And we will leave earth with the confidence that we’re not burdening those babies, but actually blessing our families.”