"Death is something that is something that is going to happen to all of us and that is something very mysterious and very sad and yet has something of the sorrow of God about it. It has something of God's grief over the way the world has become. God was present in my father's death. God was present at my father's funeral...And those were very precious and poignant moments; like Jesus weeping at the grave of Lazurus you have a sense of Divine Sorrow which is with you and holding on to you. It doesn't make it easier but you just know that God is in there with you..."
~ NT Wright
In this short video NT Wright shares the emotions and revelations he received from the experience of losing his father to death. He compares his conclusions of how we are to receive death to those of Dylan Thomas' in Thomas' poem " Do Not go Gentle into That Good Night", which Thomas wrote after the death of his own father. I find Wright's interpretation very positive and based on biblical principles, as he assures listeners, "There will be a new morning.".
Do you identify with some of his feelings and conclusions? Or do you have a different interpretation of death?
Please share your thoughts in the comments sections. Thank you :)
Divine Sorrow from The Work Of The People on Vimeo.